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Nigeria records 457 new cases of COVID-19, total now 44,890

Nigeria on Wednesday night recorded 457 new cases of Coronavirus.

According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC the total number of infections in the country is now 44,890

The tweet revealed that Lagos State had the highest number of infections with 137 cases, with the Federal Capital Territory following with 76 cases.

Other states read as follows: Plateau-40 Rivers-35 Enugu-34 Oyo-25 Abia-23 Delta-12 Edo-11 Ebonyi-11 Cross River-10 Kwara-10 Kaduna-9 Anambra-7 Ogun-5 Imo-3 Bauchi-3 Osun-2 Nasarawa-2 Kano-1 Ekiti-1

So far, 32,165 patients have been discharged with 927 deaths recorded.

Nigeria records 457 new cases of COVID-19, total now 44,890

Meanwhile, as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic prepares for the third phase of ease of lockdown, it has identified lack of enforcement of prescribed protocols to contain the virus as its greatest challenge.

Chairman of the task force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made this known when he led some of its members to present recommendations on the way forward to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

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