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Rivers Leads As NCDC Reports 727 New COVID19 Cases Nationwide, Seven Deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that 727 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded on Thursday.

The agency said the infections were reported in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Rivers, Nigeria’s oil-rich state, recorded the highest figure with 257 infections, followed by Lagos with 157 cases.

Other states are Edo (85), Imo (63), FCT (33), Delta (28), Kaduna (27), Benue (17), Akwa Ibom (13), Ekiti (13), Taraba (12), Bayelsa (5), Kano (4), Ogun (4), Oyo (3), Abia (2), Nasarawa (2) and Plateau (2).

The NCDC said 218 patients were discharged, while seven persons succumbed to the infection.

To date, Nigeria’s COVID19 statistics stand as follows: 197,773 confirmed cases, 185,597 recoveries and 2,585 deaths.

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