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COVID-19; Nigeria records more deaths as second wave spikes

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed eight new COVID-19 deaths, raising the casualty figure from 1,294 to 1,302. 

 In its daily COVID-19 update, the agency said 576 fresh cases were confirmed on Saturday. Lagos remains the worst-hit, having 277 fresh cases. 

The state is followed by the federal capital territory (FCT) with 90 cases, Oyo 51, Nasarawa 49, Sokoto 23, Anambra 14, and 11 cases each in Bauchi, Imo and Kano. Others include Edo 10, Plateau 10, Ogun nine, Osun five, Jigawa three and Rivers two. With 31,107 infections, 

Lagos has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, followed by the FCT 11,861; Kaduna 5,328; Plateau 4,905, and Oyo 3,994. 

 Nigeria currently has a total of 89,163 confirmed cases but 74,798 patients have been discharged. With the death figure rising to 1,302, the country currently has 13,072 active cases.

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