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708 new COVID-19 cases take Nigeria’s total to 157,671. Deaths, recoveries updated

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Nigeria on Thursday recorded 708 fresh COVID-19 cases.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It added that the number of COVID-19 fatalities in Nigeria stood at 1,951 as of Thursday night.

Also, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 157,671.

Read also: 479 new COVID-19 cases take Nigeria’s total to 156,496. Deaths, recoveries updated

However, Nigeria has recorded 136,335 recoveries since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country last year.

The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: Adamawa (180), Lagos (141), Ondo (60), Anambra (54), Rivers (41), Taraba (33), Edo (30), Abia (22), Kaduna (22), FCT (21), and Akwa Ibom (20).

Others are – Kano (20), Plateau (11), Ekiti (10), Kebbi (10), Nasarawa (10), Bayelsa (7), Ogun (5), Osun (5), Oyo (5), and Gombe (1).

“Total confirmed COVID-19 cases: 157,671.

“Discharged: 136,335 AND Deaths: 1,951.”

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