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COVID-19 Cases Hits 153,842 In Nigeria

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 655 new COVID-19 cases, again reporting less than 700 daily cases in a trend that started last Friday.

The 655 cases on Wednesday raises the total number of infections in the country to 153,842, according to the infectious disease agency, NCDC.

Since the increase in infections officially declared the second wave of the pandemic last December, Nigeria had averaged over 1,000 cases daily.

But in nearly a week, daily cases have fallen below 700 suggesting the worst phase of the viral infection may be coming to an end.

Wednesday’s figure is slightly higher than the 571 cases recorded on Tuesday, the 542 on Monday and the 521 on Sunday which is the lowest daily toll this year.

But the death toll from the disease has relatively been on the rise with 11 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday raising the total fatalities in the past six days to 82.

About 12 people died from the viral infection in the previous 24 hours.

Nigeria’s fatality toll is now 1,885 in total.


The 655 new cases were reported from 21 states – Lagos (240), Ogun (88), Rivers (56), FCT (51), Kaduna (43), Kano (25), Plateau (21), Taraba (19), Edo (17), Abia (15), Delta (13), Nasarawa (11), Akwa Ibom (10), Kwara (10), Oyo (10), Kebbi (9), Borno (5), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Ekiti (2), and Osun (2).

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