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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 138 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 138 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening, 22nd October 2020, confirmed 138 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

The development brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 61,805 which includes 56985 discharged cases and 1,127 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Katsina State recording the highest number of new confirmed cases, followed by Lagos State and Kwara State, north central.

The NCDC tweeted via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Thursday: “On the 22nd of October 2020, 138 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 61805 cases have been confirmed, 56985 cases have been discharged and 1127 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 138 new cases are reported from 13 states – Katsina (44), Lagos (35), Kwara (15), Kaduna (13), Plateau (7), Imo (6), Adamawa (5) Rivers (4), Yobe (3), Ogun (2), Oyo (2), Osun (1), FCT (1),” the NCDC said.

Source: Naija News

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