Nigeria confirms 553 new COVID-19 infections

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New 553 confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease have been confirmed in the country by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Also, 159 patients recovered from the deadly virus while 12 new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The new figure, which is currently the highest daily figure since the pandemic disease came into the country last February, brings the total number of confirmed cases to 9855 out of which 2856 cases have been discharged with 273 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 553 new cases are reported from 15 states – Lagos (378), FCT (52), Delta (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Ogun (13), Kaduna (12), Kano (9), Borno (7), Katsina (6), Jigawa (5), Oyo (5), Yobe (3), Plateau (3), Osun (1).

Meanwhile, 60,825 samples have been tested so far while 6,726 are active cases nationwide.

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