Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise again, 9 people die

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COVID-19 cases rise in Nigeria

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By Kazeem Ugbodaga 

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases jumped up again on Sunday, with nine Nigerians killed by the virus in the last 24 hours.

The deaths were recorded in Adamawa, Osun, Oyo, Plateau and FCT Abuja.

According to data released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Adamawa recorded four deaths, Osun, Oyo and Plateau had one each.

The FCT Abuja also recorded two, making a total of nine.

The new deaths increased the total fatalities in the country to 1,311.

In the daily confirmed cases, Nigeria reported 917 new cases, an increase from what was reported on Saturday.

On Saturday, the nation recorded 576 cases.

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja took over the lead from Lagos by posting 222 new cases, while Lagos registered 214 cases.

Kaduna State also recorded a rise in cases, reporting 119, while Plateau got 92 and Nasarawa 50.

With Sunday’s cases, Nigeria’s total COVID-19 cases are now 90,080, with 75,044 survivors discharged and 1,311 deaths recorded.

New cases were reported in 16 States and the FCT on Sunday.

See figures below

FCT-222
Lagos-214
Kaduna-119
Plateau-92
Nasarawa-50
Oyo-41
Adamawa-33
Ondo-32
Abia-28
Ogun-19
Rivers-17
Kano-16
Yobe-14
Edo-8
Anambra-6
Ekiti-5
Jigawa-1

90,080 confirmed
75,044 discharged
1,311 deaths