COVID-19: Nigeria records 749 new infections

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Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 749 new coronavirus infections in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in a tweet via its Twitter account, said the new infections were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the health agency, the total number of infections in the country now stands at 85,560, while 71,937 patients have recovered from the virus.

It also stated that 580 new patients were discharged from isolation centres across the country.

“The death toll from the virus increased by three, raising the total number of deaths to 1,267 nationwide.

“Our discharges today include 279 community recoveries in Lagos State and 106 community recoveries in the FCT, managed in line with guidelines,” it said.

The NCDC said that Lagos State recorded 299 new cases, followed by Plateau with 131 cases and Kaduna with 83 cases.

The FCT recorded 74 new infections, Kwara, 35; Sokoto 26; Edo 18, Kano 17, Katsina 16, Delta 11, Nasarawa 10, Ondo and Bauchi had nine each, Rivers 5, Akwa Ibom 3, while Jigawa, Osun and Ekiti had 1 each.

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