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Nigeria records 153 new cases of COVID-19, Lagos figures resurging

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Nigeria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached 59,001, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announced 153 new infections in the country.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday.

The agency since  the beginning of the outbreak in  Febuary in Nigeria, more than  509, 555 sample have been tested by the agency.

It said that the total figure of patients recovered from the virus infections and discharged after testing negative to the virus increased from 50,358 to 50,452.

The public health agency announced that the death toll from coronavirus in the country remains 1,112.

According to the data released by the NCDC, Lagos led with 81 cases of the virus infections, while Rivers recorded 21 cases, and the FCT with 11.

 Other states with new cases were: Ogun-8, Kaduna-7, Oyo-6, Akwa Ibom-5, Osun-3, Katsina-3, Edo-2, Ebonyi-2, Nasarawa-2, Plateau-1 and Kano-1.

According to the health agency, 153 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

The agency said that there were 7,437 actives cases across the nation’s isolation centres.

The public health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued  to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

Lagos State which has been the epicentre of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has begun to see a resurgence of new cases over the past five days as inches close to the 20,000 confirmed case milestone.

Graciously, in spite of its dense population of over 19 million, it has recorded just 205 deaths.

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On Monday, 28th September. it reported 71 new cases, while on Tuesday, 29th September, it announced 74 new cases.

77 new cases were reported in Lagos on Wednesday, 30th September.

On Saturday, 26th November it reported just 24 new cases.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health continues to advise safe public health protocols including the wearing of masks and social distancing.

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