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17 More People Die As Nigeria Records 597 New COVID-19 Cases

A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.

More people have lost the fight to COVID-19 in Nigeria with authorities reporting 17 new deaths on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a late-night update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

With the new deaths, 2,573 people have so far died of complications related to COVID-19, with at least one death reported in each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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As the country battles the third wave of the pandemic, the latest data from the health agency shows that 597 new cases were confirmed in 13 states and the FCT.

Lagos recorded the highest number of fresh infections on Tuesday – 204 and was followed by Rivers, Edo, and FCT where 89, 65, and 50 fresh cases were confirmed respectively.

Others are Oyo – 47, Enugu – 46, Ekiti – 24, Cross River – 17, Delta – 15, Gombe – 15, Osun – 12, Plateau – six, Benue – five, and Kano – two.

“Today’s (Tuesday) report includes zero cases from Abia, Nasarawa, Ondo, and Sokoto States,” the agency said in a post on Facebook.

As a result of the new cases, Nigeria has now confirmed 196,487 infections, and 185,159 people have been successfully treated.

The NCDC says it has collected and tested a total of 2,884,034 samples, since the first case was reported in late February 2020.

See the breakdown of cases by states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 74,248 2,976 70,624 648
FCT 20,760 522 20,062 176
Rivers 10,898 774 9,987 137
Kaduna 9,281 56 9,159 66
Plateau 9,224 79 9,084 61
Oyo 8,427 792 7,453 182
Edo 5,750 591 4,957 202
Ogun 5,313 106 5,128 79
Akwa Ibom 4,153 721 3,390 42
Ondo 4,148 272 3,800 76
Kano 4,104 63 3,930 111
Kwara 3,653 387 3,207 59
Delta 3,059 418 2,556 85
Osun 2,761 49 2,627 85
Enugu 2,609 49 2,531 29
Nasarawa 2,424 40 2,345 39
Gombe 2,287 20 2,223 44
Katsina 2,214 50 2,129 35
Anambra 2,123 47 2,057 19
Ebonyi 2,048 13 2,003 32
Abia 1,859 63 1,771 25
Imo 1,721 33 1,650 38
Ekiti 1,596 283 1,292 21
Bauchi 1,568 13 1,538 17
Benue 1,469 42 1,403 24
Borno 1,344 0 1,306 38
Adamawa 1,153 23 1,098 32
Bayelsa 1,111 109 975 27
Taraba 1,062 27 1,011 24
Niger 1,001 67 914 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 573 12 545 16
Cross River 533 43 469 21
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 253 2 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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