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    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Nigeria Records 11 Additional Deaths, 655 New COVID-19 Infections

    Nigeria continues to report lower daily increase in coronavirus cases lately. A further 655 people in the most populous country in Africa tested positive for the disease over the past 24 hours, Nigeria Center for Disease Control revealed, up from 571 on Tuesday.

    The daily fatalities have slightly declined compared to 12 deaths reported on Tuesday.

    And at least 875 patients recovered and were discharged from isolation centers across the country, while 11 more coronavirus-linked deaths were recorded.

    Wednesday’s report brings the country’s total lab-confirmed case to 153,842, including 130,818 recoveries & discharged and 1,885 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The Covid-19 pandemic shows signs of receding in Nigeria as active cases continue to decline, from 21,363 on Tuesday to 21,279.

    NCDC added that discharges on Tuesday includes 297 community recoveries in Lagos State and 93 community recoveries in Edo State managed in line with guidelines. And data from Edo State recorded over the last two days.

    The health agency stated that the new cases were reported across  20 state and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The breakdown of new cases showed that Lagos topped the list with 240 infections, followed by Ogun with 88, Rivers with 56 and FCT with 51 cases.

    Kaduna reported 43 cases, Kano had 25, Plateau reported 21, Taraba had 19, Edo reported 17, Abia had 15, Delta confirmed 13 and Nasarawa reported 11 cases.

    Ten cases each of the virus were found in Akwa Ibom, Kwara and Oyo, while Kebbi had nine, Borno had five, Bayelsa and Gombe confirmed four cases each, Ekiti and Osun reported two cases each.

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