Nigeria Records New 649 COVID-19 Infections

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Nigeria has recorded 649 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, making the total infection in the country now 22,020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said.

The country's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose from 21, 371 on Tuesday to 22,020  on Wednesday as 649 new infections were announced by (NCDC).

Meanwhile, a total of 7,613 patients have fully recovered and discharged.

The health agency in a tweet Wednesday night said the new cases were reported in 22 states.

The states and their infections burden are listed

Lagos-250
Oyo-100
Plateau-40
Delta-40
Abia-28
Kaduna-27
Ogun-22
Edo-20
Akwa Ibom-18
Kwara-17
FCT-17
Enugu-14
Niger-13
Adamawa-13
Bayelsa-7
Osun-6
Bauchi-6
Anambra-4
Gombe-3
Sokoto-2
Imo-1
Kano-1

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22,020 cases
7,613 discharged
542 deaths https://t.co/2AMqZM4ih7

As of Wednesday, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.

However, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, said all states in the country had cases of the disease, suggesting Cross River was not free of it as the state government claims.

Lagos recorded the highest daily figure of the infection on Wednesday, and remains the epicentre for the disease in the country.

 

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