COVID-19: Nigeria’s Total Cases Now 52,227 As Death Toll Hits 1,000

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Nigeria has recorded 5 new coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of people who have lost the battle to the virus to 1,002.

This is coming about six months after the country reported its first cases in February. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update announced 322 new cases of coronavirus – a figure which was 279 lower than that of the previous day.

The cases were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), bringing Nigeria’s total infections to 52,227. Lagos, which is the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, reported the highest number of additional infections – 130, followed by Bauchi and the FCT which have 36 and 25 more cases respectively.

Others are Edo – 17, Bayelsa – 14, Ogun – 14, Oyo – 14, Anambra – 13, Kaduna – 12, Ondo – 11, Abia – 10, Osun – six, Plateau – five, Kwara – five, Kano – four, Ebonyi – three, Sokoto – two, and Borno – one.

On the other hand, 279 more people were successfully treated and have been discharged from various isolation centres as the country now has 38,945 recovered cases.

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