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Anambra, Oyo Top List As NCDC Records 1,368 New COVID Cases

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced 1,368 new coronavirus cases in the country, with Anambra state having the highest number of cases.

According to data published by NCDC, the Tuesday figure represented an increase of 138 percent within the past 24 hours — 574 new cases were recorded on Monday.

The new cases were recorded as follows: Anambra (344), Oyo (172), FCT (148), Benue (107), Rivers (95), Ogun (59), Ondo (56), Ebonyi (53), Kaduna (52), Plateau (46), Kwara (36), Enugu (30), Akwa Ibom (26), Osun (22), Edo (20), Abia (17), Kano (16), Borno (15), Cross River (10), Delta (8), Gombe (8), Imo (7), Ekiti (5), Sokoto (4), Jigawa (3), Bayelsa (3), Nasarawa (3) and Zamfara (3).

However, 1,479 patients were reported to have been discharged across the country on Tuesday, increasing the current total figure of recoveries to 124,488.

According to NCDC, the recoveries confirmed on Tuesday included 762 community recoveries in Anambra state, 132 in Plateau, and 126 patients in the federal capital territory (FCT).

Meanwhile, 16 persons were confirmed to have died due to COVID-19 complications, but the agency noted that it reported a backlog of deaths from Abia state.

With the new death count, a total of 1,777 people have died of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria.

As of the time of filing this report, COVID-19 cases were reported for 27 states and the FCT excluding Lagos state, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria.

The agency also noted that data from Enugu state was reported over the last two days.

The country has tested 1,422,158 samples so far, while 22,036 are currently active cases.

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