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Nigeria records 155 new COVID-19 cases, total recoveries exceed 62,000

As Nigeria continues its fight against COVID-19, 155 new cases of of the deadly virus have been recorded and 192 COVID-19 patients discharged on Sunday, 22nd November, 2020.

This is coming barely eight days after the country crossed 61,000 recoveries.

This new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its update for November 22, 2020.

According to the NCDC, the new infections are reported from 11 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) as follows: “Lagos (60), Katsina (37), Kaduna (35), FCT (6), Ogun (4), Edo (3), Kwara (3), Rivers(2), Kano (2), Jigawa (1), Oyo (1) and Taraba (1)”.

It was also learnt that one person was confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, increasing the fatality toll to 1,167.

With the new figures, a total of 3,140 cases are currently active infections.

Out of the three states with the highest number of active cases — Lagos, FCT and Oyo — only Oyo has not discharged any coronavirus patient within the past 24 hours.

Lagos accounts for a percentage of the recoveries recorded on Sunday as the number of active cases has dropped from 1,246 to 1,160 infections, while the FCT figure decreased from 469 to 467; the number of patients in Oyo has, however, increased from 320 to 321.

One week after Nigeria surpassed 65,000 coronavirus infections, a total of 66,383 cases have now been confirmed across the country, out of which 62,076 patients have recovered.

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