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Nigeria records 376 new cases of COVID-19 in 14 states

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 376 new cases of the deadly disease in 14 states.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Saturday, October 16.

According to the agency, a breakdown of new cases showed that Lagos state — the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria — recorded the highest number of new infections with 215 new positive samples, followed by Rivers with 82 and Ondo with 16.

Other states that reported new infections include Imo (14), Plateau (12), Kaduna (10), Kwara (9), Ekiti (4), Bauchi (3), Delta (3), Kano (3), Sokoto (3), Nasarawa (1), and Oyo (1).

The agency said the report includes a backlog of 179 cases reported in Lagos state from September 11.

The NCDC update showed that 659 persons were discharged after recovering from the infection on Saturday.

However, 35 additional persons were confirmed to have died of COVID complications.

The agency added that “32 deaths reported in Lagos, include backlog from September 11, 2021.”

So far, NCDC has recorded 209,173 infections, 197,084 recoveries and 2,804 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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