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NCDC records 790 COVID cases, highest in six months : TV360 Nigeria


For the first time in six months, Nigeria recorded the highest single-day number of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday with 790 positive samples across 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The last time the country recorded infections above the latest tally was on February 18, when 877 cases were recorded.

Lagos, the worst-hit state by COVID-19, recorded 574 positive samples representing about 73 per cent of the total daily count on Wednesday.

Other states that recorded cases include Rivers (83), Ondo (38), Ogun (31), Oyo (23), Delta (10), FCT (9), Ekiti (7), Edo (6), Osun (4), Anambra (2), Bayelsa (2), and Plateau (1).

Seventy-two persons were discharged on Wednesday, while one death was recorded.

So far, Nigeria has 179,908 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 166,203 recoveries, and 2,195 fatalities across the 36 states and the FCT.


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