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Rivers tops as Nigeria records 357 new cases of Covid-19

Nigeria has recorded 357 new cases of the dreaded Coronavirus (Covid-19) with Rivers State leading the pack.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ) data showed that the South-south state recorded 170 new infections on Tuesday, placing it ahead of 11 other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC said that Ondo reported 38 cases while Gombe, Ogun, Ekiti, the FCT and Anambra had 34, 20, 20, 18 and 16 respectively.

Others included Oyo, 13 cases, Kwara, 10, while Imo, Bayelsa and Edo registered six cases each.

The 357 cases showed a decrease from the 584 recorded on Monday, but raised the cumulative cases in the country to 183,441 – though the NCDC noted that the additional infections did not include data from Lagos State.

The specialist health agency said that Nigeria had now successfully treated 167,459 COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 149 additional patients on Tuesday.

The health agency added that six more persons had died from the disease, raising the country’s total fatality  to 2,229.

It said the number of known active cases now stood at 13,756, an increase from 13,554 reported on Monday.

While it did not comment on variants of concern, Nigeria had, on Aug. 2, reported that 32 Delta variant cases of COVID-19 were detected in five states – Lagos, Rivers, Akwa- Ibom, Oyo and the FCT.

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