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    Nigeria: 340 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Additional Fatalities Recorded

    Nigeria on Friday night records additional 340 new cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    With the latest update the number of infections in the country rose 51,304 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its official twitter handle.

    NCDC added that COVID-19 fatalities have risen to 996 in the country after four new deaths were recorded on Friday. While 316 people were discharged from various isolation centers in the country.

    Data obtained from the NCDC’s website shows that Kaduna took the lead with 63 cases, FCT with 51 cases, Plateau with 38 cases and Lagos had 33 cases.

    Other states with infected people include: Delta-25, Gombe-21, Adamawa-21, Edo-20, Katsina-17, Akwa Ibom-11, Ekiti-10, Rivers-9, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, Cross River-3, Ogun-3, Sokoto-2, Imo-2 and Nasarawa-2.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 369,904 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    According to the health agency, on the 21st of August, 340 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
    Till date, 51,304 cases have been confirmed, 37,885 cases have been discharged and 996 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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