BREAKING: 288 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria bring the total to 5445; death toll rises to 171

The increase in the number of COVID-19 Infections in Nigeria show no signs of abating after medical personnel discovered 288 new cases across the country on Friday.

The Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC), which confirmed the development on Twitter, confirmed that Lagos remained the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, with 179 new cases.

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Consequently, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country has increased to 5, 445.

The death toll has also risen, with 171 deaths confirmed on Friday night.

However, the number of patients who were released by medical personnel to reunite with their families after recovery from the infection has increased to 1, 320.

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Other states where COVID-19 infections are reported by the NCDC they are: Kaduna (20), Katsina (15), Jigawa (15), Borno (13), Ogun (11), Kano (8), FCT (7) and Niger (4).

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Also listed are – Ekiti (4), Oyo (3), Delta (3), Bauchi (3), Kwara (2) and Edo (1).

The center said: “5,445 # COVID19 cases in Nigeria.

"Discharge: 1,320 and deaths: 171".

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