Nigeria Records 252 New Cases Of COVID-19, Lowest In 12 Weeks

The death toll has risen to 1,007 with Lagos having recorded the highest number of deaths with 202 followed by Edo with 20 deaths.

The NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Photo credit: guardian.ng
The NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Photo credit: guardian.ng

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday reported 252 new cases of COVID-19 infections, the lowest since June 2, when 241 new cases were recorded.

The death toll has risen to 1,007 with Lagos having recorded the highest number of deaths with 202 followed by Edo with 20 deaths.

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Rivers State has recorded 57 deaths, kano State has had 54 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has had 48 deaths due to the pandemic.

Nigeria now has 52,800 confirmed cases of the disease, while 39,964 patients have been discharged.

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Plateau State reported the highest number of new cases with 50 infections, followed by Enugu State, which 35 cases.

Rivers State had 27 new cases, Lagos State had 26, the FCT and Kaduna State had 18 cases each, Ekiti and Kano states had 10 new cases each.

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In Taraba State, there were nine new cases, eight each in Anambra, Edo and Oyo states, seven in Delta State, six in Ogun State, five each in Abia and Bayelsa states, and one each in Ebonyi ans Osun states.

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