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Nigeria records eight COVID-19 related deaths, 420 new cases

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THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, reported 420 new COVID-19 cases across 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory. 

  The health agency also reported eight additional COVID-19 related deaths. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Tuesday. 

  The new data confirms the fluctuation in the rising cases of infections but a consistent record of fatalities.

  According to the agency’s data, Lagos recorded the highest figures for new infections for the day with 103 cases. 

  Kwara followed with 90 reported cases of the virus, followed by Akwa Ibom – 49, FCT – 39, Kano – 33, Rivers – 31, Cross River – 17, Ogun – 17, Kaduna – 15, Edo – 11, Niger – 9, Oyo – 5, Abia – 1.

  The reported 420 new infections have brought the total number of confirmed cases to 248,732 while 219,479 people have recovered and have been discharged. 

  However, with eight additional fatalities reported, the death toll from the virus now stands at 3,085. 

  The agency added that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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