Nigeria records 674 new coronavirus infections, eight deaths


Nigeria witnessed a slight decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 674 cases were reported on Thursday in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The figure is a 70 percent decrease compared to the 1,149 cases logged on Wednesday.

Among the state that recorded the fresh cases, Lagos reported the highest cases with 355 infections, followed by Rivers with 87 cases and FCT with 38 infections.

Other states include Ogun (33) and Akwa Ibom (32), Oyo (32), Edo (22), Ekiti (20), Kwara (17), Delta (12), Bayelsa (8), Gombe (5), Kaduna (4), Osun (4), Enugu (2), Nasarawa (2), Plateau (1).

The NCDC said 185 people were discharged on Thursday, while eight persons died of COVID-19 complications.

Since its index case in February 2020, Nigeria has recorded a total of 185,267 cases, 167,923 recoveries and 2,244 fatalities.



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