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    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 513 New Infections, Three More Deaths

    Nigeria added 513 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory, while the active cases climbed to  8,685 from 8,629 it was the previous day, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC.

    The death count rose to 2,664 as the health officials further reported three virus-related deaths on Tuesday, while 469 patients recovered from the infection.

    The number of daily cases  witnessed a rise and fatalities declined as compared to Monday, when the country had reported 393 new COVID-19 cases and 6 fatalities

    Lagos state, the epicenter of the country's worst coronavirus outbreak, on Tuesday reported 132 of the new cases.

    Eighty new cases were identified in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). While Rivers, Kaduna, Edo and Ondo reported 70, 43, 40 and 32 respectively.

    Delta recorded 23 cases of the virus, Akwa Ibom had 21, Kwara had 16, Gombe had 12 cases.

    Nine cases each were detected in Anambra and Benue, seven in Kano, six in Oyo and three in Borno.

    Two cases each were recorded in Bayelsa, Kastina and Ogun, and Jigawa reported one case.

    While Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto States reported zero cases.

    Today's report includes, confirmed cases from Kaduna, 29 cases on 20th and 14 cases on 21st of September 2021.

    Also, discharged cases from Kaduna, 22 recoveries on 20th and 26 recoveries on 21st of September 2021,  NCDC added.

    According to the NCDC's online COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 202,704 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. Of those, 191,370 people have recovered and 2,664 have died due to COVID-19.

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