Nigeria records 869 new cases, eight more deaths

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 869 new COVID-19 cases in 24 states, according to health authorities.

The latest figure, which indicated a significant decrease from 1,368 new cases recorded on Tuesday, raised the total coronavirus infections in Nigeria to 149,369.

Eight people also died from the disease on Wednesday raising the fatality toll to 1,787 in total.

This is according to an update Wednesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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The 869 new cases were reported from 24 states – Lagos (229), Rivers (79), Taraba (73), Oyo (66), Ogun (60), FCT (58), Plateau (56), Kwara (38), Ondo (38), Osun (24), Kano (22), Nasarawa (21), Abia (19), Edo (19), Akwa Ibom (19), Cross River (10), Delta (9), Benue (8), Ekiti (6), Borno (6), Katsina (4), Bauchi (3), Bayelsa (1) and Zamfara (1).

Lagos had the highest toll in Wednesday’s tally with 229 new cases; followed by Rivers and the Taraba with 79 and 73 infections respectively.
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