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Nigeria records 329 new COVID-19 cases, total now 48,445

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 329 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The 329 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 48,445.

The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Friday.

“329 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-113 Kaduna-49 FCT-33 Plateau-24 Kano-16 Edo-15 Ogun-14 Delta-13 Osun-10 Oyo-8 Ekiti-6 Bayelsa-6 Akwa Ibom-5 Borno-4 Enugu-4 Ebonyi-3 Rivers-2 Bauchi-1 Nasarawa-1 Gombe-1 Niger-1.”

329 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-113

Kaduna-49

FCT-33

Plateau-24

Kano-16

Edo-15

Ogun-14

Delta-13

Osun-10

Oyo-8

Ekiti-6

Bayelsa-6

Akwa Ibom-5

Borno-4

Enugu-4

Ebonyi-3

Rivers-2

Bauchi-1

Nasarawa-1

Gombe-1

Niger-1

48,445 confirmed

35,998 discharged

973 deaths

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Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Thursday decried the low number of COVID-19 tests so far carried out across the country, stating that most states are yet to fully utilise the current testing capacity available.

It stated that as at Thursday, more than 70 per cent of the COVID-19 tests conducted have been in only nine states – Lagos, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Plateau, Oyo, Kaduna, Edo, Ogun and Rivers.

It also said it is currently working to ensure that the 85 Local Government Areas (LGAs), where no tests have been conducted, will be prioritised, as it plans to set up at least one sample collection site in the 774 councils across the country.

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