Eight more persons have died from COVID-19 complications in Nigeria on Thursday, raising the total fatalities from the infection to 1,710.

According to the latest data provided by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country recorded additional 938 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory to 143,516.

The 938 cases were reported in 19 states and the FCT. Lagos State recorded the heighest daily toll which amounted to 236, followed by FCT, 123 and 92 in Plateau.

Others are: Benue (63), Katsina (53), Oyo (50), Osun (45), Kaduna (43), Edo (33), Ogun (31), Ebonyi (31), Akwa Ibom (30), Kano (26), Gombe (18), Bauchi (16), Delta (12), Imo (11), Cross River (10), Rivers (10), and Niger (5).

Meanwhile, Lagos State is still the epicenter of the infection in Nigeria with 52,518 confirmed cases. 47,780 patients have been discharged after receiving treatment while 357 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.

Nigeria has experienced more COVID-19 cases and deaths in the second wave of the pandemic which was officially declared last December.

Nigeria’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 1,700 after almost 30 people died between Tuesday and Wednesday.

About 69 people died from COVID-19 complications last week while 76 people died in the previous week.

Of the over 143,516 new cases, a total of 118,012 patients have recovered across the country.

Meanwhile, there are nearly 25,000 patients still receiving treatments in various isolation centres across the country.

Since the pandemic broke out in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.3 million tests.


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