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COVID-19: Lagos records 654 new cases as NCDC announces over 1,200 infections


Lagos State has recorded a total of 654 new COVID-19 infections after the Nigeria Center for Disease Control announced over 1,200 new cases on Monday night.

According to the NCDC, a total of 1204 new cases were recorded in at least 21 states of the country including the Federal Capital Territory which accounted for 200 new cases.

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Others include, Plateau-60, Kaduna-54, Kano-40, Rivers-30, Edo-28, Nasarawa-25, Kebbi-19, Bauchi-18, Oyo-13, Akwa Ibom-12, Bayelsa-11, Ogun-11, Delta-9, Abia-8, Benue-5, Imo-3, Borno-2, Sokoto-1 and  Osun-1.

At the time of this report, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 91,351 infections, 75,699 recoveries and at least 1,318 deaths from the deadly virus, according to the NCDC.

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Meanwhile, with Lagos’ COVID-19 cases moving close to 32,000, the state government has given a stay home order for civil servants in order to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

Also, with a second wave of the virus looming, Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has also ordered all public and private schools below the tertiary level in the state to remain closed indefinitely.

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