Nigeria records 597 infections, as infection tally rises to 196,487


More than 500 Nigerians have been infected with the covid 19 virus in the past 24 hours. This raises the country’s infection tally to a total of 196,487.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the fresh cases were recorded in 14 states including FCT. Lagos led the chart with 204 cases followed by Rivers and Edo state with 89 and 65 cases respectively.

Others are FCT (50), Oyo (47), Enugu (46), Ekiti (24), Cross River (17), Delta (15), Gombe (15), Osun (12), Plateau (6), Benue (5) and Kano (2).

The Agency also revealed that 8 persons died of the covid-19 complications, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,573.

Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, 277 persons have been discharged from different isolation centers across the country after recovering from the disease.


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