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    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Nigeria: 655 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 Additional Deaths Reported

    Health officials in Nigeria reported 655 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional deaths linked to the virus in 8 states and the Federal Capital Territory since the last update.

    The latest data released by the health officials shows that Nigeria’s infection toll, since the index case was recorded last year’s February 27, has risen to 188,243 and the country’s fatality toll from the disease now stands at 2,281.

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in an update released on its website late Tuesday.

    A breakdown of the data revealed that 288 of the new cases were identified in Lagos, 188 in Rivers and 64 in Oyo.

    Akwa Ibom had 31 cases, FCT had 28 cases  Ekiti had 21 cases, Edo had 17 cases, Bayelsa had 11 cases and Kaduna had 7 cases.

    NCDC also said that Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Plateau and Sokoto are the only 6 states with no COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

    The health officials also stated that Nigeria had successfully treated a total of 169,035 COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 217 additional patients in the past 24 hours.

    As of today, Nigeria has a total 16,927 active cases of COVID-19. Active cases further increased by 433 on Tuesday.

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