Nigeria reports 284 new COVID-19 infections


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 284 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in 19 states and the federal capital territory.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 207,978.

In its latest update for Monday, the agency confirmed that the FCT topped the list of infections with 67 cases followed by Kaduna with 33 fresh cases and Rivers with 31.

Other states with new infections include Anambra (23), Lagos (22), Osun (22), Cross River (18), Edo (18), Ondo (13), Plateau (12), Nasarawa (6), Kwara (5), Imo (4) Benue (3), Niger (2), Delta (1), Ekiti (1), Jigawa (1), Ogun (1), and Oyo (1).

Also, 352 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from COVID-19, raising the number of recoveries to 195,626.

Sadly, nine persons died of the infection as well bringing the total number of deaths that has been recorded in the country to 2,756.

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