COVID-19 on rampage in Nigeria, 1,064 new cases, 13 deaths reported

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COVID-19 cases soar in Nigeria

COVID-19 cases soared to 1,064 in Nigeria on Saturday, with 13 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours according to report by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The figures represent a sharp rise from the 304 cases posted on Friday.

But the NCDC is quick to say that the rise in cases was as a result of not imputing the figures recorded in Lagos on Friday and the backlog of confirmed cases for Benue State from 27th – 31st July 2021.

In the figures released by the NCDC, Lagos posted 776 cases to lead the pack, with Rivers raking in 143 cases to come second, and Ekiti recording 49 cases to come third.

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This takes the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 186,635, with 168,320 survivors discharged so far.

Also, with the 13 new deaths posted in the last 24 hours, the nation’s total confirmed deaths has been put at 2,260.

See today’s figures below

186,635 confirmed
168,320 discharged
2,260 deaths

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