Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 1.24m As Death Toll Nears 30,000

Nigeria on Monday recorded 145 fresh Coronavirus inections raising the total number of cases to 67,557, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

The new cases were reported from seven states and Abuja, with Lagos recording the highest number.

The health agency also said 277 persons who recovered from the disease were discharged on the day in review.

Among the discharged were 97 persons managed in line with community guidelines in Lagos State.

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No deaths were reported, according to the update published by the NCDC on Monday.

The update read in part: “Till date, 67,557 cases have been confirmed, 63,282 cases have been discharged and 1,173 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 145 new cases are reported from 8 states- Lagos (49), FCT (34), Kaduna (34), Plateau (11), Oyo (7), Bayelsa (5), Taraba (4) and Sokoto (1).”