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NCDC Announces 938 New COVID-19 Cases, 1065 Discharged And 8 More Deaths



Nigeria on Thursday recorded 938 new COVID-19 cases, 1,065 discharged patients and 8 more deaths.

With Thursday’s figure, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is now 143,516, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its Twitter account.

The new figures were reported from 20 states –Lagos-236, FCT-123, Plateau-92, Benue-63, Katsina-53, Oyo-50, Osun-45, Kaduna-43, Edo-33, Ogun-31, Ebonyi-31, Akwa Ibom-30, Kano-26, Gombe-18, Bauchi-16, Delta-12, Imo-11, Cross River-10, Rivers-10, Niger-5.

Lagos state had the highest toll in new tally with 236 cases followed by FCT and Plateau with 123 and 92 infections respectively.

The 938 new cases indicated a slight decrease from the 1,131 new cases recorded in the previous 24 hours.

Nigeria’s daily COVID-19 infections have averaged over 1,000 since the beginning of this year, indicating how fast the disease has spread compared to when the country recorded its first case of the virus in February last year.

Of the over 143,000 cases, a total of 118,012 patients have recovered across the country.

Meanwhile, there are nearly 24,000 patients still receiving treatment in isolation centres.

Since the pandemic broke out in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.4 million tests

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