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    Thursday, August 11, 2022

    Nigeria Records 517 More COVID-19 Cases

    Nigeria has recorded 517 more cases of the novel coronavirus, between 6th – 11th of August 2022, bringing its total infections to 262,402.

    Nigeria recorded 517 new COVID-19 cases on Thurday – its highest case count this month, overturning its previous record of 496 infections reported on July 28th - August 1st and 412 infections reported on August 2nd -5th, 2022.

    The latest figure, recorded in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory, has raised the total number of infections to 262,402.

    While Akwa Ibom topped the list with 293 cases, the Lagos came second with 101 fresh infections and River state had 54 infections.

    According to the health officials report, FCT had 13 cases of the virus, Ekiti had 11 cases, Delta and Kano reported 9 cases each, Bayelsa had 7 cases and Kaduna reports 6 cases.

    Others include: Oyo-5, Abia-3, Kwara-2, Nasarawa-2  and Plateau-2.

    While 5 states; Cross River, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, and Sokoto reported zero cases.

    On a positive note, 525 persons have been discharged in the last 5 days after recovering from the virus thus bringing the total number of discharged to 256,006.

    The death tally from the COVID-19 disease in Nigeria remained 3,147 with no additional deaths reported Thursday, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Thursday afternoon.

    The NCDC noted that this report includes backlog of 258 cases in Akwa Ibom from July 3 2022

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