Nigeria records 5 new COVID-19 death, as infections toll hits 1,273

Nigeria on Sunday, recorded five new death cases of COVID-19, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), confirmed that the total number of persons infected by the pandemic in the country hits 1,273.

The NCDC also said 91 new patients have been confirmed as a result of the virus in the country.

The centre said the 91 new infections were recorded in 15 states and the FCT, and these included Lagos (43), Sokoto (8), Taraba (6), Kaduna (5), Gombe (5) and FCT (3).

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The others are Ondo (3), Edo (3), Oyo (3), Rivers (3), Bauchi (3) and Osun (2), with Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi and Kebbi recording one each.

According to the agency, Nigeria as at Sunday had recorded 994 Active Cases by 11:50 p.m, while 239 infected persons had been treated and discharged.

The NCDC also stated that one case previously reported in Lagos was now an Ondo State case.

With this development, the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, and 8 in Ondo State.

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