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    Nigeria: 565 New COVID-19 Infections, 8 Deaths Recorded

    Amid COVID-19 third wave, latest data from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control‘s COVID-19 dashboard shows that 565 people has contracted the disease over a period of 24 hours in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The data also shows that the number of people who have recovered from the illness and discharged from hospital increased by 363.

    Data from the health officials further indicated that the country recorded 8 deaths linked to the virus on Monday.

    The West Africa country had by Monday night cumulatively recorded 187,588 COVID-19 cases with at least 168,818 patients recovered and discharged from hospitals across the country and 2,276 people lost their lives to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

    NCDC also added that the number of active coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 16,494, up from 16,300 the previous day.

    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with over 200 million population, conducted 2,727,834 COVID-19 tests since March of last year. Within a week, the country conducted 79,150 tests.

    In the agency’s report, Lagos recorded the highest number of infections with 205 followed by Rivers with 73 cases, Ondo with 63, FCT with 53 and Oyo with 53 cases.

    Other states  with new cases include Ekiti-37, Delta-24, Edo-20, Benue-12, Bayelsa-6, Kwara-6, Osun-6, Ogun-5 and Adamawa-2.

    While seven states, Cross River, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau and Sokoto recorded zero cases.

    Its noted that today’s report includes a backlog of cases from Benue state reported on the 17th (7), 18th (1) and 19th (4) of August 2021.

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