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    COVID-19: 6 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 226 New Cases Reported in Nigeria

    Olufemi Adeyemi 

    The latest updates on the contagious disease, COVID-19 across the nation shows that additional 226 new cases of the virus were recorded in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday.

    With the recent addition, the nation’s COVID-19 cases has moved up to 208,630, Nigeria Centre  for Disease Control NCDC disclosed this via its official website on Friday morning.

    The nation also saw 203 patients been discharged from hospitals after tested negative to the disease.

    However, another six people have succumbed to the virus in last 24 hours.

    To date, 196,326 Nigeria residents  who tested positive for COVID-19 have had their cases classified as resolved, while 2,767 people have lost their lives to the disease since February 27, when the country reported its first COVID-19 case.

    The active caseload increased by 17 on Thursday. Now stands at 9,537.

    According to breakdown release by NCDC, Seventy-three of the new cases were identified in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

    Plateau in second place with thirty-four cases, Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria reported twenty-five cases and Gombe reported twenty-two cases.

    Abia state had sixteen of the new cases, thirteen in Osun, seven cases each in Kano and Rivers, six cases each in Ekiti, Kaduna and Oyo.

    Five cases in Delta, three in Edo, two in Jigawa and onein Nasarawa.

    Today’s report includes four states with zero cases reported: Bauchi, Ogun, ondo, and Sokoto, NCDC noted.

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