Nigeria reports 242 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 4,641

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Nigeria has recorded 242 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,641. In a tweet late Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 88 new cases in Lagos, 64 in Kano, 49 in Katsina and 13 in Kaduna.

According to the health agency, Ogun state had nine cases, Gombe six, Adamawa four, and the FCT three. Six other states – Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara, Borno, and Bauchi – reported one case each.

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 283,978 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Monday.

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