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COVID 19: Nigeria records 238 new positive samples, as infection tally passes the 170,000 mark : TV360 Nigeria


An additional 238 cases of COVID-19 has been reported in six states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Wednesday.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos topped the chart of infections with 181 cases followed by Akwa Ibom and Oyo state with 45 and 8 cases respectively.

In Oyo State, South-west Nigeria, the country recorded eight cases and Ogun State recorded two. Ekiti and the FCT reported one each.

With the recent increase in daily cases, the active cases in the country now stands at 3,240.

Eight people were discharged after recovering from the infection, raising the number of recoveries to 164,741 while 2,130 persons have died from COVID-19 so far.

Meanwhile, the NCDC and the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 have warned Nigerians not to let guard down on safety with the imminent third wave which is already spreading rapidly in countries such as the U.S. and the U.K.

The government said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at level 2, “has continued to coordinate the national response activities”.


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