The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria are now close to 50,000 with the number of deaths approaching the 1,000 mark.
After days of reporting an average of 300 cases a day, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.
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This takes the total confirmed cases to 49,485, while 36,834 patients have been discharged and 977 deaths recorded.
With 207 cases, Lagos State accounted for close to half of 417 new infections in the country.
The state had also for several days witnessed a drop in new infections.
Kaduna State had the second highest number of new cases with 44, followed by Ondo State, which had 38 new cases.
In Abia State, there were 28 new cases, 21 in Anambra State, 20 in Plateau State, 13 in Bauchi State, nine each in Oyo and Ebonyi states, and seven each in Delta and Edo states.
There were six new cases in Enugu State three in Niger State, two in Gombe State and one each in Ogun, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kano State.