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Lagos records four more COVID-19 deaths, 1585 new cases reported nationwide

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Lagos State recorded four more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday in a growing surge of the COVID-19 scourge.

On the same day, it recorded 573 new infections.

A woman opens her mouth for the heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Lenasia South, south Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi in a statement published on Saturday, said that there were now 35,481 confirmed cases in Lagos State.

He said that 239,710 tests have been done cumulatively in the state.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday reported 1585 new cases and 8 deaths in Nigeria.

The agency announced that until date, 99,063 cases have been confirmed, 79,417 cases have been discharged and 1,350 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 1585 new cases are reported from 26 states- Lagos (573), FCT (182), Plateau (162), Gombe (81), Oyo (75), Rivers (68), Sokoto (58), Ondo (55), Ogun (42), Nasarawa (40), Akwa Ibom (36), Edo (31), Kaduna (27), Anambra (22), Delta (19), Kano (17), Osun (17), Ebonyi (16), Katsina (14), Niger (14), Bayelsa (9), EKiti (8), Borno (7), Jigawa (5), Abia (4), and Bauchi (3).

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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