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COVID-19: Nigeria hits 7,261 infections with 245 new cases

Nigeria on Friday recorded 245 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing total infections in the country to 7,261.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its verified Twitter handle that out of the 7,261 confirmed cases, 5,033 are active cases, 2,007 treated and discharged while a total of 221 deaths were recorded in 34 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NCDC said that Lagos retains its commanding position as the epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria with 131 new cases, 16 from Jigawa, 13 from Ogun, 12 from Borno and nine each from Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers and Ebonyi States.

Other States with new cases include Kwara with seven, Katsina with five, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto with three each and Bauchi and Yobe with two each.

Anambra, Gombe, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, the FCT and Bayelsa, all recorded one new case each.

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