Nigeria records 301 new COVID-19 infections, 8 deaths

By Abujah Racheal

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 301 additional infections of COVID-19 while eight people were confirmed dead from complications arising from the virus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC which announced this in a statement on Monday morning said the new cases were recorded in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

It however stated that the eight fatalities were a backlog reported from Lagos.

The agency said 287 people were discharged after they recovered from the infection across the country.

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It added that with the new confirmed cases, Nigeria has now recorded a total of 250,929 infections and 224,052 recoveries.

The NCDC said that Lagos State, the country’s epicentre reported 175, Ondo-42, Osun-23, Rivers-21, Nasarawa-16, Oyo-8, Gombe-7, Kaduna-7, FCT-1 and Kano-1.

According to NCDC, no case was recorded in Abia, Bauchi, Plateau and Sokoto States.

It noted that the report included 175 additional cases reported from Lagos State for Jan. 1 to Jan. 15.

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