Nigeria records 459 infections, tally rises to 195,511


Nigeria on Sunday recorded 459 Covid 19 infections.

According to the NCFC, the latest positive samples were reported from 18 states and the federal capital territory.

Lagos the epicenter of the pandemic, topped the COVID-19 infection chart with 185 new cases, followed by Abia and Oyo with 38 infections each.

Other states that recorded new infections include Akwa Ibom (33), Cross River (33), Osun (24), Ekiti (23), Benue (15), Kwara (14), Kano (12), Delta (10), FCT (10), Edo (9), Kaduna (5), Ogun (3), Katsina (2), Nasarawa (2), Rivers (2), and Bayelsa (1)

The NCDC also confirmed that 30 persons died of COVID-19 complications, raising the country’s fatality toll to 2,552.

The agency, however, said the deaths reported include a backlog of 23 deaths from Lagos state for September 3.

According to the NCDC, 2,066 new recoveries were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours.

A total of 195,511 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed, out of which 184,529 persons have been discharged.

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