Lagos retakes lead as Nigeria records 156 new COVID-19 cases

Posted by News Express | 5 September 2020 | 831 times

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Lagos on Friday retook it’s position as the epicentre of coronavirus, as Nigeria recorded 156 new cases of the pandemic.

Plateau State had occupied the position for days but that ended on Friday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a late-night tweet disclosed that the country has now reported 54,743 confirmed cases of the virus, with 42,816 persons recovered and 1,051 deaths.

Lagos reported 36 new cases while the Federal Capital Territory registered 35 new infections.

Other states with new infections include Oyo-29, Kaduna-10, Abia-9, Osun-5, Ogun-5, Enugu-5, Rivers-4, Nasarawa-3, Ekiti-3, Imo-3, Edo-2, Kwara-2, Katsina-2, Plateau-2, and Niger-1.

Source: News Express

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