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    Nigeria Reports 519 New Infections, 18 Deaths as COVID-19 Cases Surpass 200,000

    Nigeria has registered 519 new coronavirus cases in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, as the total cases in the country surpassed 200,000 mark, health agency statistics showed on Tuesday.

    The country of over 200 million inhabitants also registered 18 new coronavirus-related deaths, taking the total figure of fatalities to 2,637 and the confirmed infections to 200,057 after conducting 2,942,578 tests since February 2020 in the West African nation.

    While 8,701 infected patients are currently admitted to health care facilities, 292 recoveries from the virus were confirmed in last 24 hours, with the total number of recoveries at 188,719.

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC disclosed this during its daily COVID-19 update via its official website late Tuesday.

    Of the new cases, the health agency update shows that Lagos, the most affected by COVID-19 in the country reported 120 new Infections

    Followed closely by Ondo with 110 cases of the virus recorded on Tuesday. Rivers, Edo and FCT reported 74, 63 and 58 cases respectively.

    Oyo confirmed 31 cases, Kaduna had 15, Bayelsa, Cross River and Delta recorded 11 cases each.

    Also, Kano had 5 cases, Ogun had 4, Plateau had 3, Adamawa had 2 and Gombe recorded 1 case.

    The update further revealed that today’s report includes four states with zero cases reported: Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto.

    A backlog of 110 cases reported from Ondo State on 13th (83) and 14th (27) September, 2021.

    A backlog of 5 deaths reported from Ondo state on 13th (2) and 14th (3) September, 2021. 

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