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Nigeria Records More Deaths As COVID-19 Cases Increase

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Nigeria has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 problems as the number of infections in the country continues to climb.

On Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the confirmation of 566 new cases and 11 deaths across the country.

Lagos had the most illnesses, with 283 cases, according to the latest NCDC data. With 88 infections, Akwa Ibom came in second, followed by Oyo with 62.

Others are Rivers (62), FCT (18), Ogun (17), Ekiti (12), Kwara (11), Plateau (6), Zamfara (3), Kaduna (2), and Katsina (2).

In all, Nigeria has confirmed 176,577 cases. Out of that number, 165,323 patients have been discharged and 2,178 people have died in 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory.

Authorities have cautioned political parties and other stakeholders to guarantee full compliance with the COVID-19 standards in the conduct of all political events in the country, despite fears that the country was already entering the third wave of the epidemic.

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has ordered them to guarantee that everyone attending such political events wears face masks.

It stated that anyone without face masks should not be permitted into the events, and that people should have access to hand hygiene facilities before entering the venues.

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