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    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    COVID-19: Nigeria Records 6 Additional Deaths, 675 New Infections

    The spread of novel coronavirus infections (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to rise on a daily basis as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control shows that Nigeria recorded 675 new cases.

    Data obtained from the NCDC’s website shows that the new cases were reported in 15 states and the Federal  Capital Territory. 

    A breakdown of the new cases, confirmed by the health agency , shows that Abuja, the Federal  Capital Territory lead with 183 new infections, Lagos came a distant second with 128, followed closely by Kaduna with 85 infections.

    Other states were as follows Kwara-57, Katsina-50, Plateau-42, Rivers-39, Kano-33, Ondo-21, Ogun-17, Bauchi-10, Sokoto-5, Edo-2, Ekiti-1, Bayelsa-1 and Delta-1.

    NCDC also disclosed that 232 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection from isolation centres nationwide.

    However, the health agency said, that it had recorded 6 additional COVID-19 related deaths.

    Nigeria has so far tested 829,743 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    In summary, on the 10th of December 2020, 675 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths was recorded in Nigeria.

    Till date, 71,344 cases have been confirmed, 65,474 cases have been discharged and 1,190 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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