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    Spike in COVID-19 Cases: Nigeria Records 4 Deaths, 747 New Infections

    With the much more contagious delta variant now spreading exponentially, Nigeria hit over 700 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 more deaths due to the disease

    Nigeria health officials has confirmed 747 new cases of the novel coronavirus late Wednesday as active cases up by 657.

    Nigeria has been reporting slightly above and below 500 new cases daily for the past few days, but on Wednesday August 4, 2021 cases surged in the country according to the numbers reported by the health officials.

    The country recorded 4 more new deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday, pushing the total death tally in Nigeria to 2,167.

    Nigeria has deemed 86 more cases of the disease to be resolved as of Wednesday, taking  Nigeria’s number of recovered patients up to 165,208.

    The country’s active caseload now stands at 8,626 while in the last 24 hours, active cases increased by 657

    Today’s report brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Nigeria to 176,011 including deaths and recoveries.

    According to Wednesday’s report, 488 cases were recorded in Lagos as the contagious disease concentrated in the state. 121 cases in Akwa-Ibom, 29 in Oyo, 25 in Rivers and 15 in Ogun

    Others state with new cases  include FCT-13, Kaduna-13, Kwara-11, Ekiti-10, Osun-10, Edo-6, Abia-3, Anambra-2 and Plateau-1.

    While Sokoto, Nasarawa, Kano and Ondo reported zero cases.

    Today’s report includes discharges and deaths from Lagos State recorded on 2nd August, 2021, according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC.




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