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COVID-19: Nigeria records more deaths as infections soar

Anthony Iwuoma

Nigeria has recorded additional three deaths and 501 new infections, even as it gets set for a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This disclosure was made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its verified Twitter handle, on Sunday night.

The agency also disclosed the discharge of 519 patients after testing negative from the virus.

With the latest development, the country has so far recorded 78,434 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 68,303 successfully treated and discharged cases and 1,221 deaths.

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NCDC added that the new infections were reported from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, in the last 24 hours, with Lagos recording the highest number of cases with 218 infections.

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT had 112; Kaduna, 53; Plateau, 24; Katsina, 21; Kano, 16; Yobe, 14; Ondo, 10; Ogun, 9; Edo, 7; Bayelsa, 5; Rivers and Borno, 4 each while Osun and Ekiti also recorded two infections each.

Speaking further, the NCDC said a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.