Nigeria Confirms 16 COVID-19 Deaths, 276 New Cases


Nigeria has recorded a total of 16 COVID-19 deaths and 276 new cases of the infection in 15 states across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tweeted on Tuesday night.

This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 8,344, as the disease spreads to 34 states and the federal capital territory.

Lagos State recorded the highest figure, as the state moved from 90 new cases the previous day to 161 new cases on Tuesday.

The number of discharged persons rose from 2,311 to 2,385, while fatalities increased from 233 to 249, the NCDC said.

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