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Nigeria records 167 new coronavirus cases in nine states

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, the highest single day rise since the index case was confirmed on Feb. 27, 2020.

Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed 167 fresh COVID infections.

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) said the cases were reported in nine states.

According to the agency’s data, Taraba recorded 109 cases — 65 percent — of the total confirmed cases on Wednesday.

Other states with new cases are Lagos (17), Plateau (16), Bauchi (11), Rivers (6), Delta (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Imo (2) and Bayelsa (1).

The NCDC said the 109 cases reported from Taraba state include data from 7th (22), 8th (2), 11th (5), 12th (5), 13th (14), 14th (27), 15th (14), and 20th (20) of October.

Also, 178 patients were discharged on Wednesday after they recovered from the infection.

Two persons were said to have died of COVID complications.

To date, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 209,713 cases, 197,724 recoveries and 2,840 deaths across the country.

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