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COVID-19: Nigeria records 631 new cases, eight deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, says it has recorded eight more deaths due to complications from the dreaded COVID-19 infection as of September 2, 2021.

The NCDC, on its verified website on Friday morning, also said that 631 new cases of the virus were recorded in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 631 fresh cases reported on Thursday indicated an increase from the 582 cases posted on Wednesday.

The agency said that Lagos recorded 172 cases, followed by Oyo with 93 cases and Rivers had 72 infections.

Others were: Edo (63); Kastina (29); Abia (26); FCT (23); Kano (23); Bayelsa (20); Ogun (20); Ekiti (18); Anambra (16); Delta (16); Osun (14); Imo (11); Benue (6); Enugu (4); Jigawa (2); Niger (2) and Nasarawa (1).

The NCDC said that so far, the country had recorded 193,644 cases of the virus since its outbreak in 2020.

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