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COVID-19: Nigeria records six new deaths as toll reaches 1891

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded six new deaths as a result of complications from the deadly COVID-19, taking the death toll to 1891.

In a statement released on its website on Thursday, the NCDC confirmed that the country recorded 634 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 154,476.

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“Till date, 154476 cases have been confirmed, 131699 cases have been discharged and 1891 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 634 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (259), Osun (45), Edo(38), Ogun (35), FCT (33), Anambra (26), Imo (24), Ondo (24), Akwa Ibom (20), Plateau (20), Abia (19), Kaduna (19), Ebonyi (17), Borno (10), Rivers (10), Kano (9), Delta (8), Kebbi (7), Nasarawa (4) Oyo (3), Enugu (2) and Ekiti (2),” the statement said.

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According to the centre, the number of people who have recovered and discharged on Thursday increased by 881, including 236 community recoveries in Lagos State and 79 in Imo, managed in line with its guidelines.

The NCDC added that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 20,863 in the last 24 hours.

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It stated that 1,489,103 people were tested since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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