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COVID-19 surge: Nigeria records 53 deaths, 650 new cases across 16 states, FCT

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Amarachi Okeh 

Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 13 other states reported 650 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to figures released on Sunday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency also reported 53 COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Sunday.

NCDC, however, did not indicate if the new cases and additional deaths were from the contagious Delta variant, or other variants.

According to the agency, 650 new cases were recorded from Rivers, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Ekiti, the FCT and 11 other states.

Lagos recorded the highest number of new infections with 261 cases, Ondo – 95, Rivers – 80, Akwa Ibom – 5 9, Oyo – 24, Ekiti – 22, Delta – 20, Edo – 18, Enugu – 15, Bayelsa – 14, Ogun – 11, Kaduna – 8, Plateau – 7, Kano – 6, FCT – 5, Gombe – 3 and Abia – 2.

The health agency said the 650 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 190, 984

However, 178, 047 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With 53 covid-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus has risen to 2,361, NCDC said.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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