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    Nigeria Records 457 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 More Deaths

    Nigeria has recorded 457 new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
    With the new cases confirmed in 20  states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday, a total of 44,890 COVID-19 infections have now been recorded across the country.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via its official twitter page.

    In the last 24 hours, 17 deaths were recorded from the virus, taking the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 927.
    Meanwhile, 314 people have been discharged after recovering from the virus infections.

    In the latest information disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Twitter, Lagos reported 137 cases of the virus infections on Wednesday, FCT had 76 cases, Plateau had 40 cases and Rivers confirmed 35 cases.

    Other states with new cases include: Enugu-34, Oyo-25, Abia-23, Delta-12, Edo-11, Ebonyi-11, Cross River-10, Kwara-10, Kaduna-9, Anambra-7, Ogun-5, Imo-3, Bauchi-3, Osun-2, Nasarawa-2, Kano-1 and Ekiti-1.

    Since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February, more than 304,221 samples have been tested by NCDC, out of which 44,890 were positive.

    According to the NCDC, on the 5th of August 2020, 457 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
    Till date, 44,890 cases have been confirmed, 32,165 cases have been discharged and 927 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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