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General News of Saturday, 25 September 2021


Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms three deaths, 477 cases Friday

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Nigeria on Friday recorded three additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 477 fresh cases reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This is contained in an update shared on the Facebook page of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Friday night.

The data indicates that Nigeria’s total infection from the pandemic currently stands at 203,991 while the fatality toll has increased to 2,671.

The report indicated that confirmed cases from Kaduna State include unreported 29 cases for Thursday and 39 cases recorded on Friday.

It also noted four states, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto States recorded no fresh cases.

The breakdown shows that Lagos, Nigeria’s coronavirus epicentre, reclaimed its top spot on the infections chart on Friday with 113 cases while Rivers State takes the second position with 79 cases.

The FCT, which ranked first on the log on Thursday now shares the third position with Kaduna State having recorded 68 cases each. However, Kaduna’s figure is a combination of statistics of Thursday and Friday.

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