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    Nigeria Records 160 New COVID-19 Cases

    The tally of confirmed novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 53,477 following the confirmation of 160 new cases in the country on Friday.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via it official Twitter handle late Friday.

    In its daily updates, NCDC said the new cases were detected in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
    The bulk of the new cases were confirmed in Plateau state with 44 cases, followed by Lagos and Kastina with 27 and 18 new cases respectively.

    Other states with new confirmed cases on Friday include: Edo-15, FCT-14, Ondo-10, Oyo-9, Kwara-6, Abia-4, Nasarawa-4, Kano-3, Ekiti-2, Kaduna-2, Kebbi-1 and Ogun-1.

    The total of discharged cases in the country has also increased to 41,017 after 291 patients were discharged from isolation centres.
    However, COVID-19 death toll in the country still stands at 1,011 after no death were recorded on Friday.

    Nigeria has tested 394,524 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on 27 February 2020.

    According to the health agency, on the 28th of August 2020, 160 new confirmed cases and no death were recorded in Nigeria
    Till date, 53,477 cases have been confirmed, 41,017 cases have been discharged and 1,011 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
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