Nigeria confirms 410 new coronavirus cases as total infections near 50,000

Chidi Samuel| Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed 410 new cases of the novel coronavirus as the country’s virus load neared 50,000.

In a statement via its verified Twitter handle, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed that the new infections were reported in 15 states and the FCT.

Lagos, Nigeria’s pandemic epicentre, accordin g to the statement, reported 210 new cases, followed by the FCT with 45 new infections,and Ondo with 30.

Other states with new infections include, Plateau-21, Edo-19, Ogun-16, Oyo-13, Nasarawa-12, Bauchi-11, Enugu-10, Kwara-7, Kaduna-6, Anambra-4, Ebonyi-3, Abia-2, Rivers-1.

According to the NCDC, four new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours as the total toll from the virus rose to 981.

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37,051 persons also recovered from the virus out of the 49,895 confirmed cases nationwide.

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