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COVID-19: Lagos leads as NCDC records 144 new cases

On its official website on Tuesday, the NCDC stated that out of the 144 new infections, Lagos state reported 101 cases, while Abia confirmed 13 additional cases.

• August 16, 2022
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Lagos State is ahead of other states in the latest COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says.

The centre reported 144 additional infections between August 14 and 15.

On its official website on Tuesday, the NCDC stated that out of the 144 new infections, Lagos state reported 101 cases, while Abia confirmed 13 additional cases.

The body also gave the figure of new cases for Akwa-Ibom as 10, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported nine, Kano State recorded three, while other states contributed the remaining figure.

Kaduna State logged three cases, Bauchi reported one, and Ekiti and Plateau states confirmed one case, respectively.

The NCDC added that Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and Sokoto recorded zero cases.

The agency said the latest cases had increased the country’s infection toll to 262,664, while the fatality toll stood at 3,147.

The NCDC website, in its breakdown of the latest infections, NCDC noted the surge in Lagos with a huge gap between it and other states.

Of the 262,664 total cases recorded since the pandemic outbreak in February 2020, Lagos state confirmed 102,849 infections, followed by the FCT and Rivers with 29,070 and 17,656, respectively.

It said 3,917 people were currently down with the virus, while 256,334 people had been treated and discharged nationwide since the outbreak of the virus more than two years ago.

(NAN)

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