Nigeria records 1,634 new COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria on Tuesday reported 1,634 new COVID-19 cases.

The new daily figure, which indicated a sharp increase from the 676 infections reported in the previous 24 hours, raised the total number of cases in the country to 133,552.

Also, at least six people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced Tuesday night.

The latest death toll, which indicated a significant drop from the 21 deaths reported on Monday, raised the fatality in the country to 1,613 in total.

About 76 lives were lost to COVID-19 complications last week, a seven per cent reduction when compared to the previous week’s record of 82 fatalities, official records showed.


The 1,634 new cases were reported from 26 states – Lagos (440), Anambra (160), FCT (158), Rivers (134), Abia (103), Oyo (90), Enugu (81), Osun (73), Gombe (54), Kwara (50), Ogun (32), Plateau (32), Akwa Ibom (31), Ondo (24), Borno (23), Delta (23), Ebonyi (21), Taraba (21), Bayelsa (16), Kaduna (15), Nasarawa (13), Jigawa (12), Bauchi (11), Kano (11), Zamfara (4) and Sokoto (2).

Lagos led in Tuesday’s tally with 440 new cases, followed by Anambra with 160.

Of the over 133,000 new cases, a total of 107,551 patients have recovered across the country.

Meanwhile, there are nearly 25,000 patients still receiving treatments in isolation centres.

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