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COVID-19: Nigeria records over 100 fresh cases a day mark as NCDC confirms 117 new patients

Nigeria, on Tuesday, crossed 100 a day mark of confirmed coronavirus new cases for the first time since its first index case was announced in March.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily briefing, Tuesday night, announced 117 fresh cases across eight states with 59 of them recorded in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT 29, Kano 14, Borno six, Katsina four. Also, three were recorded in Ogun, and one each in Rivers and Bauchi.

The announcement was made via the Centre’s Twitter handle yesterday

 With the latest record, Nigeria now has 782 confirmed cases with 197 patients discharged while three deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to 25.

NCDC also announced that five of the cases previously reported in Lagos have been transferred to Ogun.

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Lagos still has the highest number with 430 confirmed cases, while FCT has 118 cases and Kano has the third-highest figure with 73 cases.

Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday, at the media briefing organised by the presidential task force on COVID-19, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, expressed concern about an unauthorised COVID-19 vaccine circulating in Kano, and warned people against patronising hawkers of such products.

Health workers and undertakers in Kano have also raised concerns on the growing number of deaths recorded recently, as more than 150 people have been buried in less than one week.

As of 11:25 pm on April 21, 2020, a total of 782 COVID-19 cases had been recorded in 24 states and the FCT.

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