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    Nigeria Records 5 Deaths, 753 New COVID-19 Infections as Cases Surpass 180,000

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria surpassed 180,000 on August 12 after 753 new cases were reported in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Five more deaths from COVID-19 were reported Thursday, raising the nation's total fatalities to 2,200.

    Meanwhile, 347 COVID-19 patients was confirmed to have recovered from the disease and discharged from hospitals across the country.

    Active cases further increased to 11,891, an additional 391 from the nation's last update.

    There are now a total of 180,661 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria where 166,560 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease and discharged, since February 27 when the country reported its first COVID-19 case.

    Of the new cases, Lagos recorded the highest number of the novel coronavirus infections – with 364 on Thursday, almost half of total cases of the day.

    Followed by Akwa Ibom with 141, Oyo with 74, Rivers with 46 and Abia with 38 infections.

    Ogun reported 24 cases, Kwara had 20, FCT had 12, Ekiti had 10, Delta had 9, Edo had 6, Plateau had 5, Imo had 3 and Bayelsa reported 1 case.

    Kaduna, Sokoto, Kano, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto among the six states with zero cases reported.

    Today’s report includes confirmed and discharged from Akwa Ibom recorded on 11th  August 53 and 160 and 12th August, 2021 88 and 63 cases, according to the report released by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC.

    NCDC also noted that discharged cases reported for Kaduna 11th August,  (18) and 12th August, 2021 (2)

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