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Nigeria Records 1,424 New COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 1,424 new COVID-19 infections in 14 states including the Federal Capital Territory.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Thursday morning. The NCDC said with the 1,424 new infections, Nigeria now has 220,000 COVID-19 cases, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

It said that Lagos state topped the chart with 796, followed by Delta with 152 and the FCT with 130. The NCDC said 153 cases were reported in Delta for December 13 and 139 was recorded for December 14.

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The agency added that one person died of COVID-19 complications raising the country’s fatality toll to 2,983. The centre said 3,686,403 tests have so far been conducted since the virus was announced on February 27, 2020.

The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level II, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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