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Nigeria records 1,624 new COVID-19 infections, nine more deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,624 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 137,754.

The NCDC made this known via its official Twitter handle on Friday.

It was reported that the country has so far tested 1,302,410 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020, in the country.

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The health agency also confirmed additional nine Coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,641 in the country.

The NCDC said that the new infections were recorded in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to it, Lagos, Plateau, Osun, Akwa-Ibom and FCT recorded the highest number of infections with 535, 183, 98, 85, and 83 cases, respectively.

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Amongst other states with new cases were: Ondo-77; Nasarawa-72; Edo-69; Oyo-63; Rivers-52; Taraba-48; Ogun-44; Borno-31; Kwara-31; Ekiti-30; Benue-25; Kano-21; Niger-21; Kaduna-18; Abia-15; Delta-10; Bayelsa-seven and Zamfara-six.

The NCDC also disclosed that over 1,190 people were successfully treated, recovered from the disease and discharged on Friday, raising the total number of recoveries to 111,639 in the last 24 hours in the country.

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The health agency added that those discharged on Friday included 831 community recoveries in Lagos State and 85 in Kaduna State, managed in line with its guidelines.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.