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BREAKING: 587 new cases of COVID-19 take Nigeria’s total to 17,735; death toll now 469



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night confirmed 587 fresh COVID-19 cases in 17 states of the federation and Abuja.

In its regular update on the pandemic situation in Nigeria, the NCDC said 14 persons died from COVID-19 complications on Wednesday.

Consequently, the COVID-19 death toll increased from 455 to 469.

Also, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 17,735.

Read also: 490 new cases of COVID-19 recorded as Nigeria’s total crosses the 17,000 mark to 17,148; deaths now 455

Meanwhile, 5,967 patients had been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Wednesday night.

The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: Lagos (155), Edo (75), FCT (67), Rivers (65), Oyo (56), Delta (50), Bayelsa (25), Plateau (18), Kaduna (18), Enugu (17), and Borno (12).

Others are – Ogun (12), Ondo (7), Kwara (4), Kano (2), Gombe (2), Sokoto (1), and Kebbi (1).

The NCDC said: “17,735 cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“Discharged: 5,967 AND Deaths: 469.”

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