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Eight Nigerians die as 365 tests COVID-19 positive

By News Desk

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that no fewer than no fewer than eight additional persons have died of coronavirus, bringing the total fatalities across the country to 2,598.

Aside from the new fatalities recorded, the NCDC announced that the country recorded additional 365 additional new cases in eight states of the federation.

The public health agency, however, noted that the new cases recorded represented a fall from the 547 cases reported on Saturday.

The NCDC, which confirmed the infections in an update on its verified website on Monday morning, stated that with the eight deaths reported on Sunday, the toll of fatalities in the country had reached 2,598.

“The 365 new cases are reported from eight states- Lagos (209), Ondo (88), FCT (31), Rivers (16), Ebonyi (11), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (3) and Plateau (1).

“Till date, 199,151 cases have been confirmed, 186,418 cases have been discharged and 2,598 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” the NCDC said.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities, while 2.8 million samples of the virus have so far been tested.

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