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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 281 new cases of Coronavirus infection in Nigeria.

It said the new infections were reported from 12 states and Abuja.

The health agency also disclosed in its update published Tuesday night that three deaths were recorded while 148 discharges were made on the day in review.

The discharges it said, included 61 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

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The update read: “On the 1st of December 2020, 281 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 67,838 cases have been confirmed, 63,430 cases have been discharged and 1,176 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 281 new cases are reported from 13 states- 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).”