Update: Nigeria Records Over 800 COVID-19 Deaths

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Nigeria’s coronavirus death toll has passed more than 800, according to the latest government figures.

A total of 801 people have died after testing positive for the virus, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed since the country recorded its first COVID-19 death on March 23.

In a tweet late on Monday, the NCDC reflected 12 more deaths from the dreaded pandemic as Nigeria’s death toll had stood at 789 on Sunday.

In addition to the 12 deaths recorded on Monday, 562 fresh infections were confirmed in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The FCT had 102 of the cases; Lagos reported 100; Plateau, 52; Kwara, 50; Abia, 47; Kaduna, 35 and Benue, 35.

Other states were infections were confirmed on Monday are Oyo (26), Ebonyi (24), Kano (16), Niger (15), Anambra (14), Gombe (12), Edo (11), Rivers (6), Nasarawa (5), Delta (5), Borno (3), Enugu (2), Bauchi (2) and Kebbi (1).

So far, 32,225 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria since February 27 when the first case was confirmed. The cases are spread across the country with infections now confirmed in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Lagos State remains the epicentre of the pandemic in the country with 13,538 confirmed cases or 42 percent of the country’s total infections. It is followed by the FCT with 3,129 cases and Oyo with 2,193.

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