Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Records 246 New Cases Of Coronavirus

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Nigeria has recorded 246 new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the West African country’s toll across 67,000.

As Nigeria continues to record new cases daily, the Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC) who made the latest update known on Friday noted that the total number of confirmed cases is now 67,220.

Meanwhile, the death toll to the disease has also increased, albeit marginally. Two persons died on Friday to take the fatality toll to 1,171 after zero fatalities were recorded in the past two days.

The 246 new cases were reported from 10 states – Lagos (81), FCT (73), Plateau (39), Kaduna (25), Ogun (13), Bauchi (5), Rivers (4) Ekiti (2), Taraba (2) and Kano (2). Lagos, Nigeria’s most impacted city by the coronavirus had the highest daily figure on Friday. The metropolitan city has recorded over 23, 000 infections and about 220 deaths.

Abuja, the country’s capital, is the second most impacted with a total of over 6,000 cases and 83 deaths. The capital came second on Friday with 73 new infections. Currently, Nigeria has tested over 750,000 of its 200 million population.

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