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    Nigeria Records 164 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 60,430

    The tally of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Nigeria reached 60,430 on Monday with the additional 164 new cases reported by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory. 

    With the total number of COVID-19 related deaths stand at 1,115, the number of recoveries discharged also increased by 208.

    According to the statistics released by the health  agency via its verified Twitter handle, Lagos took the lead with 64 new cases, followed by FCT with 26, Enugu with 20 and Kaduna with 11 cases.

    Other states affected by the virus on Monday include: Oyo-11, Plateau-8, Ondo-7, Anambra-4, Nasarawa-3, Osun-3, Ebonyi-2, Imo-2, Benue-1, Katsina-1 and Ogun-1

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 554,006 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    According to the NCDC, on the 12th of October 2020, 164 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria
    Till date, 60,430 cases have been confirmed, 51,943 cases have been discharged and 1,115 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    However,  the World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent.

    The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday.

    WHO stated on its dashboard that there were over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent- with more than 1.3 million recoveries and 38,000 deaths cumulatively.

    South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya were countries with the highest number of newly reported cases.

    According to the dashboard, South Africa reported 1, 575 new cases as at Oct. 12 with 692,471 cumulative cases.

    Ethiopia has 866 new reported cases with 84,295 cumulative cases while Kenya has 388 new reported cases with 41,546 cumulative cases.

    Meanwhile, the UN health agency said Nigeria had new 163 cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s confirmed cases to 60,266.

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