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712 New COVID-19 Cases On Christmas Day



Nigeria registered 712 new COVID-19 cases on Christmas Day across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has announced.

The latest figure of the pandemic was announced on the NCDC’s verified website late Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria recorded the lowest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in at least three days with 712 new infections.

It said that the new infections brought the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 82,747 which included 70,239 discharged cases and 1,246 deaths.

NCDC stated that four additional deaths were recorded from COVID-19 complications with 588 new recoveries.

“Our discharges today include 248 community recoveries in Lagos State and 136 community recoveries in Kaduna State managed in line with guidelines,’’ it stated.

The 712 new COVID-19 cases on Christmas Day was the lowest in three days.

The centre said that the new infections were confirmed in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It said that more than half of the new infections – 388 were found in Lagos, a major financial centre in West Africa and the economic hub of the country, and the epicentre of the disease with nearly 28,192.

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