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    COVID-19: Nigeria Records Highest Daily Death Toll, 650 New Cases

    Nigeria on Saturday recorded highest fatality figure since the outbreak of the coronavirus infection in the country in February, 2020.

    According to an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its verified website, Nigeria recorded 53 deaths in a day.

    The nation also reported 650 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory, a slight increase from the previous day which saw 618. The nation’s total caseload now stands at 190,983.

    Of the 650 new cases recorded, the data showed 261 were from Lagos, 95 were recorded in Ondo, 80 in Rivers and 59 in Akwa Ibom.

    Oyo state reported 24 cases, Ekiti had 22, Delta had 20, Edo had 18, Enugu had 15, Bayelsa had had and Ogun reported 11 cases.

    Eight of the cases were reported in Kaduna, seven in Plateau, six in Kano, five in FCT, three in Gombe and two cases in Abia.

    Today’s report includes, discharged cases and deaths for Lagos State from August 2021, NCDC noted.

    The health officials noted that 4 states - Borno, Nasarawa, Ondo and Sokoto reported zero case

    The nation deemed 8,232 more cases of the disease to be resolved as of Saturday, bringing Nigeria’s number of recovered patients up to 178,047 since February 2020.

    Nigeria’s active coronavirus infections stand  at 10,575 on Saturday. Active cases dropped by 7,635 from the previous day when it  was 18,210.

    NCDC added that, till date, there have been 2,361 deaths linked to coronavirus in Nigeria after 53 additional deaths were recorded in last 24 hours.

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