Nigeria records more deaths as NCDC confirms 617 new COVID-19 infections

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 617 new COVID-19 infections in the country.

NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Saturday night.

The public health agency noted that with the latest infections, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stand at 72,757.

It said that the new cases were reported in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC stated that Lagos and Kaduna states, as well as the FCT, had continued to lead in the number of new infections.

It reported that Lagos State recorded the highest number of new cases with 225 infections, followed by FCT and Kaduna with 181 and 125 respectively.

Others were Adamawa (25), Nasarawa (20), Kano (12), Rivers ( 8 ), Edo (4), Ekiti (4), Bayelsa (3), Ogun (3), Plateau (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Delta (1) and Sokoto (1).

The health agency also disclosed that 139 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection in isolation centres across the country.

The NCDC further said it recorded four additional COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

It noted that till date, 72,757 cases had been confirmed, 65,850 discharged and 1,194 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

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