Nigeria records 146 New COVID-19 cases, total infections now 4,787

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Nigeria has recorded 146 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,787. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet late Tuesday confirmed the new cases. Of the 146 cases, the health agency said 57 were from Lagos, 27 from Kano, 10 in Kwara, nine in Edo, eight in Bauchi, seven in Yobe, and four each in Kebbi and Oyo states.

Other states with new cases include Katsina and Niger, each with three cases, the quartet of Plateau, Borno, Sokoto, and Benue, with two cases each; posting one case each were Gombe, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ogun, FCT, and Rivers states.

While the coronavirus has no definite cure yet, the number of successfully managed cases in the country rose to 959, the NCDC said. However, eight more deaths were recorded, putting the virus’s total toll at 158.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 assured Nigerians that the possible cure being procured from Madagascar would undergo the necessary checks to ensure its efficacy and safety for human consumption.

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