Nigeria records 665 new coronavirus infections, eight more deaths


Nigeria’s daily case count increased slightly on Saturday, with 665 new coronavirus infections recorded in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new positive samples in its update for August 14.

According to the breakdown by the NCDC, Lagos recorded the most infections with 369 new cases, followed by Anambra and Oyo with 68 and 63 infections, respectively.

Other states that reported fresh infections include Akwa Ibom (48), Kwara (28), Rivers (26), Edo (21), Ekiti (15), Ondo (13), Delta (7), FCT (3), Ogun (3) and Gombe (1).

The agency said 117 persons were discharged after recovering from the infection.

According to the agency’s update, eight persons died of COVID-19-related complications on Saturday, increasing the total number of fatalities to 2,219.

Out of the 181,962 COVID-19 cases so far confirmed in Nigeria, 166,826 patients have recovered.



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