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Nigeria logs 336 fresh COVID infections, five more deaths


Nigeria registered 336 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number of cases in the country since the pandemic began to 201,630.

The latest positive samples were recorded in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC‘s) update for September 18, 2021.

Lagos, the hardest-hit state, topped the COVID-19 infection chart with 86 new cases, followed by Benue and Rivers with 48 and 46 infections, respectively.

Other states that reported new positive samples include Bauchi (41), Edo (25), FCT (19), Akwa Ibom (13), Ondo (12), Anambra (11), Ekiti (8), Kwara (7), Plateau (7), Bayelsa (4), Kaduna (4), Delta (2), Ogun (2) and Kano (1).

Five persons died of COVID-19-related complications on Saturday, increasing the total number of fatalities to 2,654.

Meanwhile, 680 patients were discharged on Saturday after recovering from the infectious disease.

With the new figure, a total of 190,288 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Nigeria.



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