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Nigeria’s coronavirus infections hit 203,081 with new cases

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control says the country’s COVID-19 cases rose to 203,081 on Wednesday, recording additional 377 new infections.

The NCDC, via its official website, disclosed this on Thursday morning in an update on the pandemic.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the additional 377 COVID-19 infections on Wednesday indicated a decrease from the 513 cases reported on Tuesday.

The NCDC added that the 377 new cases of the coronavirus bring the total number of infections in the country to 203,081.

The agency noted that 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported the cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The NCDC stated Lagos State reported the highest number on Wednesday with 70 news cases, lower than the 132 cases it recorded the previous day.

Amongst others were FCT-67, Kaduna-38, Edo-36, Rivers-28, Delta-23, Kwara-22, Ondo-18, Plateau-17, Oyo-16, Benue-12, Ekiti-10, Gombe-8, Kano-7, Imo-3 and Jigawa-2.

It added that the latest report includes a backlog of two confirmed cases for Jigawa State for September 16, 2021, and zero cases from Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto States.

The disease centre also noted that 231 patients recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country, while it noted that two other people died from the COVID-19 complications.

According to it, to date, 203,081 cases have been confirmed, 191,601 cases discharged and 2,666 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It said the country had tested a total of over 2,997,060 million samples from its roughly 200 million population.

The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC disclosed that there were over 8,806 active cases across the country.

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