Nigeria Records 252 New COVID-19 Cases As Pandemic Tolls 52,800 Deaths Now 1,007

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 252 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in Nigeria.

There was a decrease of 69 cases from the 321 reported on Monday.

In its daily update late Tuesday evening, the NCDC disclosed that 707 recovered patients were discharged.

It noted that today’s discharges include 528 community recoveries over the last four weeks reported from Ondo State in line with new case management guidelines.

The centre also reported 3 new fatalities.

17 states including the FCT reported new cases on Tuesday.

Plateau State recorded most cases with 50 followed by Enugu with 39.

Others are Rivers (27), Lagos (26), FCT (18), Kaduna (18), Ekiti (10), Kano (10), Taraba (9), Anambra (8), Edo (8), Oyo (8), Delta (7), Ogun (6), Abia (5), Bayelsa (5), Ebonyi (1), and Osun (1).

So far, Nigeria has recorded a total of 52,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

39,964 patients have recovered while 1,007 have died.

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