COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,444 New Cases

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As the second wave of the pandemic lingers, 1,444 new cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed on its official website, on Sunday.

The agency also reported 15 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

The NCDC explained that the new infections has taken the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 110,387, including 89,317 discharged cases and 1,435 deaths.

The public health agency said the 1,444 new cases were registered from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said Lagos, Plateau, and Kaduna recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections on Sunday, with 901, 136, and 57 cases respectively.

Other states with new cases were, FCT-54, Ebonyi-53, Akwa Ibom-52, Nasarawa-32, Osun-29, Ogun-28, Imo-16, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Kano-14, Rivers-10, Ekiti-7, Borno-6, Abia-f5, Benue-4, Yobe-4, Kebbi-3, and Anambra-2.

So far, the country has tested 1,154,138 people since February 27, 2020 when the first case of COVID-19 was recorded.

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