Coronavirus: Nigeria records 17 more deaths

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 561 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 25,669.

Seventeen deaths from the virus were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to the virus to 590.

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There was a decrease in the number of confirmed cases reported on Tuesday compared to what was reported on Monday (566).

The health agency said the new cases were reported in 19 states.

These are Lagos, Edo, Kaduna, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Imo, Plateau, Abia, Oyo, Bayelsa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Osun, Kebbi, Borno and Jigawa.

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All reporting states already had at least one case of the virus.

As of the reporting date, 35 states and FCT have registered at least one case of the disease. Only Cross River has not yet officially reported cases of the virus, although there is controversy about it.

In recent weeks, the number of infections and deaths in the country has increased. The number of recovered patients from the virus is also increasing daily.

"To date, 25, 694 cases have been confirmed, 9, 746 cases have been filed and 590 deaths have been registered in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory," the NCDC said.

The 561 new cases were reported from 20 states – Lagos – 200, Edo – 119, Kaduna – 52, FCT – 52, Niger – 32, Ogun – 19, Ondo – 16, Imo – 14, Plateau – 11, Abia – 8, Oyo – 8, Bayelsa – 7, Katsina – 6, Kano – 5, Bauchi – 3, Osun – 3, Kebbi – 3, and Jigawa – 1.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria in February, NCDC 134 said, 257 samples have been tested so far.

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As of the reporting date, there have been 15, 358 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, 9, 764 have recovered and been discharged.

A breakdown of the 25, 694 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 10, 510 cases, followed by FCT – 1, 870, Oyo – 1, 380, Kano – 1, 216, Edo – 1, 105, Rivers – 1, 056, Delta – 965, Ogun – 826, Kaduna – 766, Katsina – 557, Bauchi – 503, Gombe – 503, Borno – 493, Ebonyi – 483, Plateau – 382, ​​Imo – 332, Jigawa – 318, Abia – 310, Ondo – 292, Enugu – 261, Kwara – 217, Nasarawa – 213, Bayelsa – 205, Sokoto – 151, Osun – 127, Niger – 116, Akwa Ibom – 86, Adamawa – 84, Kebbi – 79, Zamfara – 76, Anambra – 73, Yobe – 59, Benue – 59, Ekiti – 43, Taraba – 19 and Kogi – 4.

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