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Nigeria's COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,000, as new cases nose-dive

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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths surpass the 1,000 mark on Sunday, with the rate of infections nose-diving.

According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday, Coronavirus deaths in Nigeria stood at 1,002.

A total of 332 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, with Lagos getting 130 new cases.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now stand at 52,227, with 38,945 survivors discharged.

Lagos, which set a new record on Saturday with 404 cases, recorded 130 new infections today, representing a sharp drop.

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Also, the national infection rate dropped on Sunday to 332 from the 601 cases it recorded on Saturday.

The 322 new cases were reported from 18 states.

See figures below

Lagos-130
Bauchi-36
FCT-25
Edo-17
Bayelsa-14
Ogun-14
Oyo-14
Anambra-13
Kaduna-12
Ondo-11
Abia-10
Osun-6
Plateau-5
Kwara-5
Kano-4
Ebonyi-3
Sokoto-2
Borno-1

52,227 confirmed
38,945 discharged
1002 deaths