Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: 281 New Cases, Total 67,838

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria was infected with 281 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday December 1, 2020.
The new COVID-19 infections affected twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja in the following order: Lagos 123, FCT 64, Kaduna 38, Imo 15, Rivers 11, Plateau 8, Ogun 5, Bayelsa 4, Kwara 4, Bauchi 3, Edo 3, Kano 2 and Osun 1.
As of 11.24 p.m. on 1st December 2020 Nigeria reported it has had a total of 67,838 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the index case occurred in the nation.
Out of the total, 63,430 people who tested positive to the global pandemic had been treated and discharged from Nigeria’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,176 deaths arising from the virus was recorded in the country during the period under review, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported on its twitter handle yesterday.
Three persons were killed by COVID-19 in Nigeria on Tuesday.
Further in its update , NCDC wrote: “Our discharges today include 61 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.”

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