Nigeria’s Recovery Toll Push Towards 44,000 As NCDC Reports 197 New Cases

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Nigeria has confirmed 197 fresh COVID-19 cases even as the total number of recoveries near 44,000.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest updates on Thursday stating that the new infections were reported in twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Plateau State which has now become the pandemic epicentre in the country had the highest infections for the day with 83 cases. Also of the new cases, Lagos had 48 infections,  Kaduna – 17,  FCT – 16, Ogun – 11,  Katsina – 7,  Imo – 4 and Edo – 3.

Nasarawa had three new infections,  Rivers – 2, Bayelsa -1, Oyo – 1,  Osun – 1. According to the health agency, 43,810 persons of out of the 55,829 confirmed cases have been discharged.

However, 1,075 deaths have been recorded so far since the pandemic was confirmed in the country in late February.

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