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    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1 Death, 146 New Cases

    Nigeria reported 146 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with one more patient succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to data shared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC on via its official website.

    The country’s cumulative caseload increased to 169,678, and the death toll stands at 2,128 since the beginning of the pandemic.

    The health officials also stated that the nation’s total recoveries were raised to 164,710 after 11 people were discharged from hospitals.

    Meanwhile, active cases in the country continue  to grow by the day, increased by 124, now stand at 2,830 from 2,706 its was the previous day.

    NCDC noted that today's cases were reported from seven states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The breakdown of the new cases shows that Lagos state recorded 134 infections, the highest number of confirmed cases for the day, followed by Ondo with 3 cases, Cross River, FCT and Kwara reported 2 cases each. While Ogun, Oyo and Rivers recorded 1 case each.

    Among all the states, zero cases were reported from Ekiti, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau and Sokoto.

    Within the period of one week, Nigeria has conducted 39,137 COVID-19 tests, higher than the 31,023 tested the previous week. Cumulatively, a total of 2,401,894 samples have been tested since the beginning of the pandemic.

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