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 Nigeria records 544 new covid-19 cases, total now 28,711

Nigeria records 544 new covid-19 cases, total now 28,711


Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 28,711 on Sunday night following 544 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.

Lagos recorded 199 of the 544 cases, followed by Ebonyi with 65, Oyo with 47 and Ondo 46.

The rest are: “Ogun – 31, Edo – 30, FCT – 28, Katsina – 25, Plateau – 15, Bayelsa – 11, Kaduna – 10, Adamawa – 10, Akwa Ibom – 8, Gombe – 7, Kano – 4, Taraba – 3, Rivers – 2, Abia – 2, Ekiti – 1”

The total confirmed cases so far in Nigeria now stands at 28,711 of which 11,665 have been discharged.

However, the infection has claimed 645 lives.

Meanwhile, amid the continuous rise, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, other government officials and Christian leaders on Sunday attended the interdenominational church prayer service against the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Boss Mustapha expressed anger that most Christians are exhibiting reckless confidence over the COVID-19 pandemic. He said several Christians are not following the guidelines and protocols instituted by government.

Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) at the weekend announced the discontinuation of the hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir, for the treatment of hospitalised patients with COVID-19.

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