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COVID-19: Nigeria records 573 fresh infections in 7 states

Nigeria has recorded 573 new cases of coronavirus in seven states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.

The COVID-19 result was announced by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Sunday, January 2.

According to NCDC, the states that reported new cases include Lagos (281), Benue (202), Kano (61), Borno (20), Jigawa (5), Edo (2),and Oyo (2)

The NCDC said the report includes “a backlog of 20 cases reported for Borno state for 28th (4), 29th (4), 30th (9), and 31st (3) December 2021; a backlog of 6 deaths reported for Borno state from 25th – 28th December 2021; and 61 cases reported for Kano state for 31st December 2021 (27), and 2nd January 2022 (34)”.

The agency said 572 persons were discharged on Sunday, raising the recovery figure to 215,352.

Three persons died of COVID complications and the country’s fatality toll now stands at 3,039.

Nigeria now has a total of 243,450 confirmed cases in the 36 states and the FCT.

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