Nigeria’s daily COVID count increases by 64 percent in 24 hours

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Nigeria has confirmed a 64 percent increase in its daily count of coronavirus cases, with 1,056 new infections recorded on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had confirmed a total of 643 coronavirus infections.

The new development signified a relative increase in the daily count, as the country recorded over 1,000 new cases, after two consecutive days of less than 700 fresh positive samples.

Meanwhile, the latest figure also indicated that 1,120 patients were discharged on Tuesday, increasing the total number of recoveries to 115,755.

NCDC noted that Tuesday’s recoveries included 478 persons discharged in Lagos state, who were managed in line with guidelines.

The agency also confirmed 21 new deaths on Tuesday, with the fatality toll now 1,694.

Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic, topped the list of states with confirmed COVID-19 cases with 214 infections, closely followed by Osun with 120 positive samples, while the federal capital territory (FCT) was third on the list with 116 patients.

A breakdown of other states with confirmed cases is as follows: Plateau (88), Ebonyi (75), Kwara (73), Gombe (70), Ondo (57), Rivers (47), Akwa Ibom (38), Edo (25), Oyo (23), Kano (22), Delta (19), Katina (18), Borno (16), Nasarawa (13), Ekiti (8), Ogun (8), Bauchi (4), Benue (1), and Jigawa (1).

As of the time of filing this report, NCDC says it has tested 1,398,630 samples, with 23,998 patients currently active cases.

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