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Nigeria records 216 new COVID-19 cases

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said that the country’s COVID-19 active cases now stand at 4,180, with majority of the infected people in stable condition.

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In its verified website on Monday morning, the centre said it registered 216 new COVID-19 cases as of July 25.

The new infections indicate a decline from the 272 cases recorded a day earlier.

The NCDC said that the country did not record any COVID-19 related death on Sunday and the total fatalities so far stood at 2,132.

It said the country had also tested more than 2.4 million samples for the virus out the country’s roughly 200 million population.

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According to the centre, of the 216 new cases, 108 were reported in Lagos and 96 in Akwa Ibom.

The NCDC disclosed that one patient was discharged on Sunday after recovering from the virus.

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It stated that out of a total of 171,111 positive infections confirmed in the country, 164,789 patients have been discharged.


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