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Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 1m

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A POST from Africa Centre Control (CDC) yesterday stated that the continent has 944,450 infections from the disease with 602,578 having recovered and 19,920 persons dead.

The development is coming amid latest data from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicating that the new cases were found in fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Nigeria, one of the continent’s COVID-19 hotbeds, have 43,841 confirmed cases of the virus with Lagos topping the daily infections -81 – from the pandemic for Sunday, according to the NCDC.

Other states with new cases include FCT -39; Abia – 31; Kaduna -24; Rivers – 23; Plateau – 16; Cross River -13; Ebonyi – 12 and Ondo -12.

Ekiti -11; Edo – 11; Benue – 10; Nasarawa – 10; Ogun – 6 and Gombe – 5, complete the country’s latest infections from the pandemic.

Of the number of infected persons, 20,308 have been discharged with 888 deaths, however, confirmed from the disease.

Thirty seven more recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged by the Lagos State.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said they were discharged after testing negative to the virus.

While giving a breakdown of the figure, he said they were 15 females and 22 males including six foreign nationals.

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