Nigeria Records 348 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 11,000

 Nigeria Records 348 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 11,000

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed on Wednesday that Nigeria has recorded fresh 348  cases of the COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the country to 11,166.

The NCDC reports that 163 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 76 in the FCT and 23 in Ebonyi.

Other affected states were Rivers with 21 cases, Delta, Nasarawa and Niger with eight each, Enugu with six, five each in Bauchi, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Gombe, four in Benue, two in Ogun, and one each in Osun, Plateau, Kogi and Anambra.

A total of 3,329 have been discharged, while 315 deaths have been recorded.

The latest figures put Nigeria as third on the list of most infected African nations after South Africa and Egypt.

With just three months after the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the country, Nigeria has continued to recorded new cases across the states with an exception to Cross-River state.

Currently, Lagos ranks highest with 5,440 cases, closely followed by Kano State which did not record any new cases today, maintaining its initial 970 cases and the FCT with 763 cases.

While most businesses have been allowed to resume with strict adherence to stipulated guidelines, schools, worship centers and other places of social gatherings remain shut.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday said it does not recommend that people resume at places of worship, but if they have to, the task force will provide guidelines that would make it safe to do so.

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