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Nigeria Records 1131 New COVID-19 Cases, 1192 Discharged And 8 More Deaths



Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 1,131 new COVID-19 cases, 1,192 discharged patients and 8 more deaths.

With Tuesday’s figure, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is now 142,573, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its Twitter account.

The new figures were reported from 22 states –Lagos-297, FCT-194, Kaduna-83, Kano-59, Oyo-58, Taraba-53, Imo-52, Osun-47, Plateau-45, Edo-43, Akwa Ibom-42, Rivers-42, Ogun-29, Kwara-24, Benue-21, Nasarawa-16, Ekiti-7, Bauchi-6, Delta-6, Bayelsa-4, Sokoto-2 and Gombe-1.

Lagos state had the highest toll in Tuesday’s tally with 297 cases followed by FCT and Kaduna with 194 and 83 infections respectively.

The 1,131 new cases indicated a significant increase from the 1,056 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 142,000 cases, a total of 116,947 patients have recovered across the country.

Meanwhile, there are nearly 25,000 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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