Nigeria records 388 coronavirus infections, eight deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 388 people tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

The latest positive samples of COVID-19 were recorded in 11 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), according to the agency’s update for August 22, 2021.

Lagos, the hardest-hit state by the pandemic, topped the COVID infection chart with 166 new cases, followed by Akwa Ibom and Rivers with 89 and 76 infections respectively.

Other states that recorded new positive samples include Oyo (15), Edo (12), Benue (11), Delta (7), FCT (4), Ogun (4), Kaduna (2), Gombe (1) and Nasarawa (1).

Eight persons were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, raising the country’s total fatality toll to 2,268.

According to the agency, 135 new recoveries were reported across the country in the last 24 hours.

A total of 187,023 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed, out of which 168,455 persons have been discharged.



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