BREAKING: 276 new cases of COVID-19 bring Nigeria's total to 8344. Deaths now 249

The Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC), on Tuesday night, confirmed 276 new cases of COVID-19 in 15 states of the federation.

The center said in its Twitter we found that the new cases increased the total number of people infected with the virus in Nigeria to 8,344.

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The death toll has also increased from 233 to 249 in the past 24 hours, while 2,385 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country.

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The breakdown of the amount by state revealed the following: Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo (27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (6), Kano (4), Delta (3), Ebonyi (3) and Gombe (2).

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Others are – Ogum (1), Ondo (1), Borno (1), Abia (1) and Bauchi (1).

The NCDC stated: “8,344 # COVID19 cases in Nigeria.

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"High: 2,385 and deaths: 249."

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