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NCDC Records 216 New Coronavirus Cases, 429 Recoveries, 4 Deaths

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 216 new cases, 429 recoveries and 4 deaths on Wednesday, September 2.

NCDC in a tweet on its official Twitter handle announced;

On Tuesday, the country’s total caseload was 54,247 with 42,010 recoveries and 1,023 fatalities nationwide.

With the latest toll, total cases have now increased to 54,463 with 42,439 recoveries and 1,027 casualties across the country.

Also, NCDC in its latest situation report has revealed that overall samples tested nationwide have increased from 405,916 to 411,077 as at September 1.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) has said that 11 Nigerians have so far died of COVID-19 in the country.

Adetola Olubajo, President of NUSA, said in a statement from Pretoria on Wednesday that the COVID-19 deaths were for Gauteng Province alone.

He added that it was yet to get figures from eight other provinces in South Africa, stressing;

At the last count, 11 Nigerians have died from COVID-19 in Gauteng Province alone. I have attended the funeral of some of them.

Olubajo stated that the biggest challenge was the belief by some Nigerians in South Africa that the disease was not real, saying the virus has devastated several countries of the world.

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