Nigeria records 74 new cases, one death


Nigeria on Sunday recorded as an additional 74 new cases of COVID 19 in the country.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the new cases were recorded in seven states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Benue led the infection chart with 49 cases, followed by Enugu and Osun with 6 cases each.

Others are: Kano (5), Oyo (4), FCT (2), Bayelsa (1), and Ogun (1).

The new infections reported include a backlog of 49 cases from Benue and six positive samples from Enugu.

The NCDC said one person died of COVID-19 complications, adding that the death was recorded in Lagos state.

However, 41 new recoveries were recorded on Sunday, and according to the agency, the figure includes a backlog of discharged patients from Abia state (26) and Lagos (1).

With the new figure, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nigeria stands at 203,121.

A total of 211,961 coronavirus infections have been confirmed across Nigeria — out of which 2,896 patients have died.

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