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Nigeria records 82 new cases of Coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded 82 new cases of Coronavirus.

This follows a report released by Nigeria Center for Disease Control’

The number of daily coronaviruses infections in Nigeria was less than 100, marking a sharp decrease from the 246 and 110 cases reported on Friday and Saturday.

The latest figure, 82 was recorded in 11 states, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 67,412

According to the NCDC update, two persons died on Sunday to take the fatality to 1,173 after zero fatalities were recorded in the previous 24 hours.

About 63,055 of the over 67, 000 infected persons have recovered and have been discharged after treatment in the country’s 36 states and the federal capital, Abuja.

Only about 3, 184 infections are still active in the country.

The 82 new cases were reported from 11 states – Lagos (48), Rivers (8), Kwara (6), Yobe(6), Katsina (5), FCT(3), Nasarawa(2), Plateau (1), Ogun (1), Kano (1) and Osun (1).

Lagos had the highest number of new cases on Sunday with 48 infections to extend its lead as the most impacted city in the country.

Over 23,000 infections and about 220 deaths have been recorded in the commercial city, about a third of the country’s total.

The decrease in new cases last week might be as a result of the significant drop in the number of tests carried out.

About 755,000 of Nigeria’s 200 million people have been tested thus far.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.


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