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    COVID-19: Nigeria Reports Two Deaths, 195 New Infections

    Olufemi Adeyemi 

    Nigeria, on Friday, recorded its highest daily COVID-19 infection figure in a month. The last time was on November 3, 2021, when 209 cases were logged by the health officials.

    Health officials in Nigeria on Friday recorded two additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 196 new cases of COVID-19 across 5 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The sudden spike in cases has brought the nation's total infection from the coronavirus outbreak to 214, 513 while the deaths toll in the country currently stands at  2,980.

    This was contained in an update shared by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC via its official website.

    The health officials also said a total of 207,403 Nigerians had been discharged across the country, including 46 new recoveries reported in the past 24 hours.

    There were 4,130 active cases in Nigeria – up from 3,969 it was the previous day.

    According to the breakdown of the newly recorded infections, Lagos reported most of the new infections with 138 cases, followed by Rivers with 23 cases, FCT with 18 cases, Imo with 15 cases while Bauchi and Gombe reported the lowest infections on Friday with 1 case each.

    NCDC added that Plateau state recorded no COVID-19 cases on Friday.

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