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 Nigeria records 561 new COVID-19 cases, total now 25,694

Nigeria records 561 new COVID-19 cases, total now 25,694


Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 25,694 in Nigeria.This is after 561 new cases were recorded on Tuesday in the country.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website.

The health agency noted that a total of 590 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.

The breakdown of the data obtained by The PUNCH showed that Lagos, Edo, and Kaduna states, including the Federal Capital Territory, recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 25694 cases have been confirmed, 9746 cases have been discharged and 590 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 561 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos(200), Edo(119), Kaduna(52), FCT(52), Niger(32), Ogun(19), Ondo(16), Imo(14), Plateau(11), Abia(8), Oyo(8), Bayelsa(7), Katsina(6),Kano(5), Bauchi(3), Osun(3), Kebbi(3), Borno(2), Jigawa(1).”

Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 506,818 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 07 pm on Tuesday.

At least 10,372,230 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 5,207,900 are now considered recovered.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 126,512 deaths from 2,612,259 cases. At least 705,203 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 58,314 deaths from 1,368,195 cases, Britain with 43,730 fatalities from 312,654 cases, Italy with 34,767 deaths from 240,578 cases, and France with 29,843 deaths from 201,208 cases.

Europe overall has 196,987 deaths from 2,676,496 cases, the United States and Canada 135,147 deaths from 2,716,403 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 114,108 deaths from 2,536,617 cases, Asia 34,418 deaths from 1,280,698 cases, the Middle East 16,137 deaths from 756,649 cases, Africa 9,888 deaths from 396,045 cases, and Oceania 133 deaths from 9,328 cases.

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