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Covid-19: Nigeria records1,964 new cases, total now 116,665


Coronavirus infections in Nigeria have kept on flooding as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,964 new cases, carrying the total number of infections to 116,655.

The NCDC unveiled this on its verified Twitter handle, Thursday night.

The health agency said that seven extra individuals passed on from Covid related complications in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,485.

It said that with 1,310 individuals discharged from different isolation centers across the nation, subsequent to testing negative to the infection, the number of recoveries had increased to 93,646 as many states battled with mounting infections and hospitalization.

The NCDC expressed that the 1,964 new infections were recorded in 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over the past 24 hours.

It said that Lagos, the country’s epicenter, led with 824 new infections, the FCT came an inaccessible second with 246, followed by Plateau with 166 infections.

Other states were Kaduna-128, Ogun-76, Nasarawa-74, Anambra-69, Edo-50, Rivers-45, Ondo-44, Niger-40, Oyo-38, Adamawa-35, Kano-31, Akwa Ibom-27, Gombe-19, Kwara-13, Ekiti-12, Delta-6, Kebbi-6, Bauchi-5, Ebonyi-4, Osun-3 and Zamfara-1.


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