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COVID: NCDC reports 626 infections in nine states, 14 fatalities

Ayodele Oluwafemi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 626 people tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.


The agency, in an update published on its official website, said the new infections were recorded in nine states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos recorded the highest number of infections with 335 cases, 134 in Rivers, and 60 in Oyo.

Other states which recorded infections are FCT (41), Osun (20), Plateau (14), Ogun (9), Ekiti (7), Kwara (6), and Benue (1).


On Monday, the NCDC had reported that 460 people tested positive for the virus.

However, 14 persons died of the infection on Tuesday, bringing the COVID death toll in the country to 2,469.

The agency said 267 patients were discharged on Tuesday after recovering from the infection.


With the new figure, a total of 178,759 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

A total of 192,431 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed across the country.

The agency has tested 2,779,725 million samples for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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