COVID-19: Nigeria records 29 fresh infections in 3 states


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Nigeria has recorded 29 new cases of COVID-19 in three states.

The COVID-19 result was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Saturday, January 22.

The figure is the country’s lowest single-day count since November 19, 2021, when 23 cases were reported.

According to the agency, a breakdown of new cases showed that Lagos state — Nigeria’s pandemic epicentre — recorded the highest number of new infections with 27 new positive samples, followed by Kano and Rivers with one each.

The agency further revealed that 40 persons recovered from the infection while 225,946 people have now been discharged.

No death figure was recorded from COVID-19 complications, leaving the death toll at 3,124.

Since the index case in February 2020, a total of 251,959 coronavirus infections have been confirmed across Nigeria — out of which 22,889 are active cases.

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