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Nigeria reports 247 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths



Nigeria reports 247 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

By Abujah Racheal

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 247 new cases of COVID-19 in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC made this known via its website on Friday morning.

The Nigerian News Agency , reports that the 247 new cases reported on Thursday indicate an increase from the 167 cases published on Wednesday.

The center also reported 10 more deaths on Wednesday.

He said the new cases were reported in Plateau (49), FCT (46), Kano (29), Lagos (27), Kaduna (26), Gombe (14), Bauchi (11), Cross River (11 ), Kwara (11), Rivières (9), Ondo (8), Niger (2), Oyo (2), Edo (1) and Ekiti (1).

The center noted that to date, 209,960 cases have been confirmed while 198,026 people have been released.

The center said the death toll in Nigeria stood at 2,850 while there were 9,084 active cases.

The NCDC said more than 3,207,523 people have been tested out of the country’s estimated 200 million people.

He added that a national multisectoral emergency operations center, activated at level II, continued to coordinate national response activities.

Source: NAN

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