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NCDC reports two deaths, 337 new COVID-19 cases



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday said it recorded two deaths from COVID-19 in the country.

The NCDC disclosed this via its website on Saturday morning.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new 337 infections recorded on Friday represented a decrease from the 601 cases reported on Thursday.

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The NCDC pointed out that while 9,094 patients were still undergoing treatment for the disease, 189,608 patients have been discharged so far.

The centre noted that 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported the 337 new cases.

“Lagos reported 142, Rivers (32), Edo (30), Delta (25), Kwara (23), Kaduna (16), Oyo (16) and Plateau (12).

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“The FCT reported 11, Akwa Ibom (10), Kano (10), Ogun (3), Ekiti (2), Gombe (2), Imo (2), and Nasarawa (1),” the NCDC stated.

The centre added that the new cases have increased Nigeria’s infection toll to 201,294 while the fatality toll now stood at 2,649.

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It added that more than 2. 9 million samples had been tested for the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population.

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