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Panic as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceeds 20,000

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Panic as Nigeria's COVID-19 cases exceeds 20,000

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have exceeded 20,000 with 436 new infections recorded on Sunday.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night.

According to the agency, of the new cases, 169 were recorded in Lagos, 52 in Oyo and 31 in Plateau.

Other affected states are  Imo with 29 cases, Kaduna with 28, Ogun with 23, the FCT and Enugu with 18 each, Bauchi with 17, Bayelsa with 14, Rivers with eight, Osun and Kano with six each, Edo and Benue with five each, Adamawa with three, Borno with two, and Abia and Ekiti states with one each.

The NCDC also noted that a total of 6,879 patients have recovered and have been discharged, while the death toll now stands at 518.

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