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With 649 new cases, Nigeria’s COVID-19 infection hits 22,020

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 649 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 22,020.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said via its official Twitter handle that out of the 22,020 confirmed cases, 13, 867 are active cases, 7,613 cases have been treated and discharged while 542 deaths have been recorded.

Altogether, 120,108 samples have been collected for tests in 35 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NCDC said that the 649 new cases were from 23 States while nine deaths were recorded on Wednesday.

The health agency said that Lagos State still remained the epicentre of COVID-19, recording the highest number of 250 new cases, followed by Oyo state with 100 new infections.

Others include Plateau -40, Delta-40, Abia-28, Kaduna-27, Ogun-22, Edo-20, Akwa Ibom-18, Kwara-17, FCT-17, Enugu-14, Niger-13, Adamawa-13, Bayelsa-7, Osun-6, Bauchi-6, Anambra-4, Gombe-3, Sokoto-2, while Imo and Kano have one each.

NCDC restated that it takes two to 14 days for people who are infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms.

The NCDC said that most infected persons have little or no symptoms, but could spread the disease to others.

It stated that COVID-19 spreads very fast, urging Nigerians to take all the necessary precautions to prevent it.

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