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Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 1,000

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MORE than 1,000 people have died from COVID-19 complications in Nigeria, authorities have said.

  According to health experts five deaths were recorded yesterday, taking the total fatalities in the West African nation to 1002.

  Despite the toll of over a thousand deaths from COVID-19 complications, only 10 of the 36 states in Nigeria have teams of trained staff for handling COVID-19 burials, a report found.

  Also, Nigeria’s total coronavirus cases yesterday surpassed 52,000 after 322 new infections were reported.

  This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control  (NCDC).

  According to NCDC, there are still over 12,000 active cases across the country.

  A total of 38,945 infected persons have recovered and have been discharged after treatment in the country’s 36 states and federal capital, Abuja.

  The 322 new cases are from the following 18 states:

  “Lagos-130, Bauchi-36, FCT-25, Edo-17, Bayelsa-14, Ogun-14, Oyo-14 Anambra-13, Kaduna-12, Ondo-11, Abia-10, Osun-6, Plateau-5, Kwara-5, Kano-4 Ebonyi-3, Sokoto-2 and Borno-1.”

  With a daily tally of about Lagos further stretched its lead on the number of infections to almost 18,000, about a third of the country’s total.

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