HEALTH:Five Persons Die As Nigeria Records 559 Fresh COVID-19 Cases

Osagie Ehanire,Nigeria's Minister of Health

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Five more persons have died from COVID-19 complications as Nigeria recorded 559 fresh cases on Wednesday. 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the infections in an update on its Facebook page late Wednesday. 

According to the NCDC, 2,578 persons have died due to complications from the disease. 

Wednesday’s infections were confirmed in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos, had the highest number of cases for the day – 232 – followed by Rivers State with 83 persons infected with the virus. 

Rivers State has 83 more infected people, Enugu – 66, Oyo – 28, Kaduna – 25, FCT – 24,  Delta – 22 and Akwa Ibom – 19. 

Other states with new cases include Kwara – 18, Ekiti – 13, Bayelsa – 9, Cross River – 9, Ogun – 6, Kano – 3 and Gombe – 2.

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