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COVID-19: Nigeria records more deaths, 1,303 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 1,303 new coronavirus infections in the country.

The health agency disclosed this via its verified Twitter account on Tuesday night.

The centre also confirmed the nation recorded 15 deaths, bringing the current fatality toll to 1,522.

It added that the new infections were recorded from 25 States and the Federal Capital Territory, in the last 24 hours.

It disclosed that Lagos recorded the highest toll with 478 cases, followed by FCT, 211.

NCDC tweeted,1,303 new cases of COVID19Nigeria:

Lagos-478

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FCT-211

Nasarawa-83

Rivers-72

Kwara-42

Edo-36

Ondo-34

Benue-32

Kaduna-32

Katsina-26

Plateau-26

Kano-25

Taraba-25

Osun-22

Delta-21

Oyo-21

Niger-19

Sokoto-18

Ebonyi-17

Ekiti-14

Gombe-13

Ogun-12

Bauchi-11

Zamfara-8

Borno-4

Jigawa-1

“124,299- confirmed cases

99,276- Discharged

1,522- Deaths”.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to bridge the gap in research and technology as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

He gave the charge on Tuesday at a meeting with the Board of NASENI at the State House.

Buhari asked the agency to play a more pivotal role in equipping the country during emergencies while encouraging research, upgrading local skills, fabrications and international collaborations that will provoke growth in science and technology.

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