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    Nigeria Reports 3 Deaths, 267 New COVID-19 Infections, as Cases Decline Significantly

    New COVID-19 cases declined significantly on Saturday, as did virus-related hospitalizations and incidence rates, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC.

    Average number of new infections reported each day in Nigeria falls below 500 mark  over the last 6 days.

    Nigeria on Saturday recorded additional 267 new COVID-19 infections, a significant decline from 352 cases reported on Friday.

    The latest data released by the NCDC early Sunday morning, shows that the new confirmed cases were reported across 9 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    The breakdown of the new infections shows that Delta state recorded 160 cases on Saturday.

    However, the health officials noted that the 160 cases reported in Delta state are backlogs from 24th - 31st Dec. 2021 (82) and 1st - 10th Jan 2022 (78).

    Followed by Osun which reported 27 cases, FCT reported 22, Gombe had 17, Cross River had 16 and Enugu had 13 cases.

    Also, Rivers recorded 6 cases, Ekiti had 4 cases, Kaduna and Kano reported 1 case each.

    While zero cases were reported in Abia, Bauchi, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, and Sokoto States in the past 24 hours.

    NCDC noted that the 4 cases reported from Ekiti State include 3 backlogs from 1st Jan 2022.

    The new data does not include an update from Lagos state, the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria, for no reason given by the NCDC.

    After fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19, health officials announced the discharged of 270 new patients, while three more patients lost their lives due to the viral infection.

    The three deaths reported on Saturday are from Osun State, which include 2 backlogs from 3rd January.

    Active caseload remained  23,768 on Saturday as it was the previous day.

    With the new infections, the NCDC noted that the infection toll now stands at 250,628, while 223,765 people have been successfully treated and discharged across the country.

    There have been 3,095 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.

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