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    Tuesday, June 7, 2022

    COVID-19: Nigeria Records 79 New Infections

    Nigeria health officials reported 79 new cases of coronavirus on Monday in four states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory.

    This report includes data from 4th to 6th June 2022.

    The announcement was made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via Twitter early Tuesday.

    Monday’s 79 new cases which indicated a significant increase from the 35 infections recorded on June 3rd took the total number of infections in the country to 256,227, since the first case was confirmed on February 27, 2020.

    Imo State leads in the newly reported cases with 38, followed by Lagos with 22, Kano with 12, FCT with 6 and Rivers had 1 case.

    While five States; Abia, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers and Sokoto reported zero cases.

    NCDC added that no deaths were recorded from the virus for the past 55 days, the last death was recorded on April 13, 2022. As a result, the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus still stands at 3,143.

    Meanwhile, 48 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection on Monday.

    A total of 256,227 infections have now been confirmed across the country, out of which 250,113 persons have been discharged, and 2,971 are currently active cases

    The health officials, however, noted that the Monday report included a backlog of 38 confirmed & 42 discharged cases reported from Imo state.

    NCDC also stated  that 5,198,572 blood samples had been tested since the pandemic began in 2020.

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