NCDC records 8 deaths, 64 new COVID-19 cases

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By Abujah Racheal

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday reported 64 new COVID-19 cases in eight states and the FCT, raising confirmed cases to 212,829.

It also updated the death toll to 2,914, with eight new deaths reported.

Kaduna led the daily chart with 23 new cases.

The FCT  followed with 13 cases while Plateau logged eight and Bauchi seven.

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Lagos reported five cases, Rivers four,  Bayelsa and Jigawa recorded two cases each and Kano one case.

On Monday, NCDC announced 52 cases.

While active cases stood at 5598, the discharged increased to 204,335.

A total of 3,392,457 blood samples had been tested since the pandemic began.