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COVID-19: 418 new cases, three deaths recorded in Nigeria

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Nigeria recorded three new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, according to official figures.

A total of 1,197 deaths have now been recorded thus far in Africa’s most populous country.

Nigeria also recorded 418 new infections on Sunday, according to an update Sunday night by the country’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC.

The latest figure came barely 48 hours after the country recorded its highest ever daily figure of 796, smashing the previous record of 745 reported on June 19.

New cases have been on the rise since early December with new infections still concentrated in Nigeria’s two major cities and hardest hit regions – Lagos and Abuja.

It was also earlier reported how Nigeria, last week, recorded its highest weekly figure of new COVID-19 cases in over four months.

In the past 11 days, over 5,000 new infections were reported, indicating a possible resurgence in cases after weeks of low numbers.

With the 418 new cases, Nigeria has now recorded a total of 73,175 cases.

Meanwhile, of the over 73,000 persons infected by the disease in Nigeria, 66,090 have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

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