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Nigeria records 35 COVID-19 patients deaths within 24 hours

By News Desk

Atleast 35 patients under medical care were reported to have died after contracting coronavirus and no fewer than 376 additional COVID-19 cases were recorded within the last 24 hours.

The death cases were said to have been recorded in 14 states including Lagos State, increasing the death toll to 2,804 people, since the index case was discovered last year, February 27, 2020.

These statistics were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through the statement released yesterday on its daily update on the virus.

As usual, Lagos topped the list with 215 cases, followed by Rivers with 82 infections, but the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja did not report any case.

Other states with fresh infections include Ondo – 16, Imo – 14, Plateau – 12, Kaduna – 10, Kwara – 9, Bauchi, Delta, Kano, and Sokoto each having 3 cases while Nasarawa and Oyo each report one case.

On a positive note, the country has successfully managed and discharged 197,084 patients who have recovered from the virus after intensive treatments.

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