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NCDC Confirms New 357 COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria has confirmed 357 new cases of COVID-19 in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Six more deaths were reported in the most recent update on the outbreak, according to the CDC.

The NCDC did not disclose any new cases for Lagos, which is the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, unlike the previous days.

Tuesday’s update showed that Rivers recorded the highest number of new infections with 170, followed by Ondo – 38, Gombe – 34, Ogun – 20, and Ekiti – 20.

Others are FCT – 18, Anambra – 16, Oyo – 13, Kwara – 10, Imo – six, Bayelsa – six, and Edo – six.

As of Tuesday, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 183,444 cases from the 2,648,684 samples tested.

Of the confirmed cases, 167,459 people have been discharged and 2,229 deaths have been recorded in all 36 states and the FCT.

Amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have continued to raise concerns over non-compliance with the measures put in place to curb the spread of the disease.

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