Nigeria confirms 453 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 47,743

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Nigeria has recorded 453 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 47,743. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday night via Twitter.

Giving a breakdown of the figures, the health agency said the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and 14 other states of the federation. While Lagos topped the list with 113 cases, the FCT came second with 72 new infections.

Other states with reported cases are Plateau – 59, Enugu – 55, Kaduna – 38, Ondo – 32. Osun – 26, Ebonyi – 20, Ogun – 9, Delta – 8, Borno – 7, Akwa-Ibom – 6, Oyo – 5 with Bauchi, Kano and Ekiti each having 1 case.

On a positive note, the country has been able to manage 33,943 people who recovered from the virus and have been discharged. Unfortunately, 956 people have died from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

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