Nigeria records eight COVID-19 deaths, cases hit 237,561

The NCDC recorded 1547 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths in Nigeria on Sunday, bringing the total to 237,561 since the outbreak of the virus on Feb. 27, 2020.

The virus has also taken 3,022 lives in Nigeria so far.

Nigeria has treated and discharged 212,550 of those infected. 193 of them were discharged from hospitals on Sunday.

The National Centre for Disease Control stated on Monday that Sunday’s infections were recorded in nine states and the FCT.


FCT recorded 806 infections, most of them representing backlogs from 24 December.

It recorded 376 cases on Boxing Day, compared with 401 recorded by Lagos.

Borno had 166 infections, Oyo State had 78 infections, Ogun State had 47, and Osun State had 30, while Ekiti State and Katsina State had seven infections each.

Kano State had four new infections, while Jigawa had one.

Nigeria has also tested 3,751,696 samples since the outbreak of the virus.

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