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COVID-19: Six More Persons Die As Nigeria Records 437 New Cases

Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 2,701 on Wednesday after six more people battling the disease lost the fight.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in an early-morning Facebook post on Thursday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Four hundred and thirty-seven more cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in 17 states and the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos recorded the highest number of fresh infections – 126 and was followed by Rivers and Kwara States where 76 and new cases were recorded respectively.

Others are FCT – 37, Edo – 32, Kaduna – 30, Anambra – 22, Delta – 22, Osun – 12, Benue – seven, Abia – six, Nasarawa – six, Kano – five, Ekiti – three, Plateau – three, Bayelsa – two, Ogun – two, and Oyo – two.

“Today’s report includes: 126 cases reported from Lagos State are for September 28th (94) and 29th (32), 22 cases reported from Anambra State are for September 28th (12) and 29th (10), zero cases from Bauchi and Sokoto States,” said the NCDC.

It clarified that rather than the six recoveries erroneously reported for Jigawa State on September 24, 12 infected people recovered from the disease.

This brings to 205,484 the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country while those that have been successfully treated are 193,482.

While 9,286 cases are active in various treatment centres across the country as of 9am on Thursday, the NCDC says it has collected and tested a total of 6,040,381 samples.

See the breakdown of cases by states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 76,700 3,686 72,350 664
FCT 21,888 1,128 20,576 184
Rivers 12,126 359 11,613 154
Kaduna 9,646 176 9,397 73
Plateau 9,381 98 9,218 65
Oyo 8,694 584 7,919 191
Edo 6,434 708 5,506 220
Ogun 5,367 35 5,253 79
Ondo 4,464 122 4,250 92
Akwa Ibom 4,326 518 3,764 44
Kano 4,185 49 4,023 113
Kwara 3,835 123 3,650 62
Delta 3,472 820 2,556 96
Osun 2,916 39 2,792 85
Enugu 2,682 64 2,589 29
Nasarawa 2,447 63 2,345 39
Gombe 2,444 69 2,327 48
Anambra 2,309 22 2,268 19
Katsina 2,220 3 2,182 35
Ebonyi 2,059 24 2,003 32
Abia 1,958 36 1,896 26
Imo 1,929 70 1,818 41
Ekiti 1,721 103 1,592 26
Benue 1,641 199 1,418 24
Bauchi 1,613 4 1,592 17
Borno 1,352 0 1,314 38
Bayelsa 1,227 111 1,088 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Taraba 1,092 14 1,054 24
Niger 1,022 4 998 20
Sokoto 796 0 768 28
Jigawa 579 -6 569 16
Cross River 576 15 538 23
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 261 7 246 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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