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COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 56 new infections as cases hit 66,439

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Of the over 66,000 cases reported thus far, more than 57, 000 have recovered.

Nigeria, on Monday, confirmed 56 new coronavirus cases, one of the lowest daily tallies recorded by the country in at least seven months.

The health authorities made the disclosure in its daily update on COVID-19.

Nigeria has been recording over a hundred new cases daily in the past week and has seen a fourth consecutive rise in new weekly infections.

The Monday figure brings the total infections in the country to 66,439, according to an update by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The health agency announced one death from the disease on Monday, taking the fatality to 1,168.

Of the over 66,000 cases reported thus far, more than 57, 000 have recovered.

About 3, 000 infections are still active across the country.

According to NCDC, the 56 new cases were reported from 10 states- Kaduna (18), FCT (17), Lagos (6), Plateau (5), Kano (3), Kwara (2), Yobe (2), Ekiti (1), Niger (1), Rivers (1).

Lagos, Nigeria’s coronavirus epicentre with over 22,000 infections, recorded a record low 6.

So far, over 720,000 of Nigeria’s 200 million population have been tested.

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