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Covid-19

COVID 19 Kills 3 People in Nigeria

COVID 19 Kills 3 People in Nigeria

  • 3 COVID 19 deaths were recorded in Nigeria yesterday as 505 new cases were reported across the country
  • The latest recorded cases puts the total reported infections in the country at 175,264, according to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control
  • The recent increase in daily recorded cases has suggested that the country is currently experiencing a third wave of the COVID pandemic

As the contagious delta variant of the COVID 19 infection makes its way around the country, there has been a sharp increase in recorded cases.

On Tuesday, a total of 505 new cases of the infectious virus were recorded across various states of Nigeria.

According to data on the website of the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), the total recorded cases in the country now stands at 175,264.

The latest daily recorded cases represent an increase from the 404 COVID cases that were reported on Monday.

In addition, 3 COVID 19 related deaths were recorded, taking the total death toll from the virus to 2,163.

COVID 19 deaths

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The NCDC also disclosed that the most recent infections were recorded in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

As expected, Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria, with 273 new cases.

The populous state is followed by Rivers, Oyo, Ondo, and Cross Rivers with 83, 45, 22, and 18 cases respectively.

There were 13 new cases recorded in Kaduna, while Ogun and Gombe reported 12 each.

The list is completed by FCT (8), Ekiti (7), Delta (6), Bayelsa (3), Edo(2) and Niger had one.

The recent increase in the country’s COVID 19 cases has confirmed claims by experts that Nigeria may be experiencing the third wave of the virus.

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