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COVID-19: Nigeria records 163 fresh infections in 12 states, FCT

Nigeria has recorded 163 new cases of COVID-19 in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The COVID-19 result was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

According to the agency, a breakdown of the new cases is shown below: Lagos -59, FCT-33, Delta-16, Kaduna-13, Gombe-12, Osun-12, Ogun-4, Ekiti-3, Oyo-3, Rivers-3, Borno-2, Imo-2 and Nasarawa-1.

According to the agency’s records, 310 persons were discharged after recovering from the infection.

There were six fatalities on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,116.

The agency said the report includes two confirmed cases reported for Borno state for January 17; 199 discharged cases reported for the FCT for January 18, including 198 community discharges; and a backlog of four deaths reported for the FCT for December 18 (1), 26 (1), 30 (1) and January 12 (1).

So far, 251,341 cases have been confirmed with 224,939 recoveries.

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