Nigeria records 505 new coronavirus infections in 14 states, three deaths


Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 505 cases of COVID-19. Here are five updates about the pandemic this Wednesday.

Nigeria has witnessed a steady rise in the number of COVID cases in recent days. The country recorded 505 fresh infections on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the new cases were confirmed in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, recorded the highest figure with 273 cases, followed by Rivers with 83 cases, while Oyo had 45.

Other states are Ondo (22), Cross River (18), Kaduna (13), Ogun (10), Gombe (10), FCT (8), Ekiti (7), Delta (6), Bayelsa (3), Edo (2), and Niger (1).

The agency said 85 persons were discharged after recovering from the infection.

According to the agency’s update, three persons died of COVID-19 related complications on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,163.

So far, Nigeria has 175,264 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 165,122 recoveries.



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