COVID-19: Number of infections climbing, now at 5,621

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Nigeria has recorded 176 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the aggregate infections in the country to 5,621 as confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Of the new cases, 95 are confirmed to be in Lagos, 31 in Oyo, while 11 are in the FCT, Abuja.

Also, eight are in Niger and Borno states, six in Jigawa, four in Kaduna, three in Anambra, two each in Edo, Rivers, Nasarawa and Bauchi, and one each in Benue and Zamfara.

176 new cases of #COVID19;

95-Lagos
31-Oyo
11-FCT
8-Niger
8-Borno
6-Jigawa
4-Kaduna
3-Anambra
2-Edo
2-Rivers
2-Nasarawa
2-Bauchi
1-Benue
1-Zamfara

5621 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 1472
Deaths: 176

The agency also noted that the number of recovered cases had jumped from 1,320 on Friday to 1,472, while the death toll increased by five, to 176.

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