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    Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Nigeria: 404 New COVID-19 Infections Recorded, Lagos Had 356

    Two weeks after the confirmation of the ‘most transmissible’ delta variant of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria, cases are now consistently on the rise again in the country.

    On July 27, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC reported 404 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory, a significant increase from the day prior.

    No virus-related fatality were reported in the past 24 hours.

    The number of patients who have been discharged after recovered from the disease also increased by 39.

    The new COVID-19 infections reported on Tuesday by the nation pushed its tally to 171,728, while the death toll from the virus stands at 2,134 and the number of recovered COVID-19 patients is now 164,837 in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as the worst pandemic escalated across the Africa continent.

    Active cases in Nigeria now stand at 4,747.

    Out of the 404 new cases recorded on Tuesday, 356 were from Lagos. The city saw a total of 62,668 cases, 58,515 being discharged and 456 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Also, Rivers reported 18 cases, FCT had 7 cases Ekiti and Kaduna reported 5 cases each.

    Gombe and Kano with 3 cases each, Edo and Ogun had 2 cases each,  while Bayelsa, Plateau and Nasarawa reported 1 case each.

    Today's report includes 0 cases from Sokoto, Oyo, Imo and Enugu States, NCDC noted.

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