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NCDC: Nigeria records 559 new coronavirus cases

The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 559 new COVID-19 cases, as total infections rose to 197,046.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this indicates a decrease from the 597 cases reported on Tuesday.

The centre said the new cases were reported from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC said Lagos reported 232 cases while Rivers reported 83.

It said Enugu-66, Oyo-28, Kaduna-25, FCT-24, Delta-22, Akwa Ibom-19, Kwara-18, Ekiti-13, Bayelsa-nine, Cross River-nine, Ogun-six, Kano-three and Gombe-two.

The centre also recorded five deaths.

The NCDC said 220 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres across the federation.

It added that the country had successfully managed 185,379 in the 36 states and the FCT, since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

The NCDC added that over 2. 8 million people had been tested for COVID-19 out of the nation’s roughly 200 million people.

The agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level II, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

It added that the country’s active cases stood at 9,089, as of September 8.

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