COVID-19 kills 10 people in Lagos as Nigeria posts 618 new cases

COVID-19 has killed 10 people in Lagos, as 618 new cases have been reported in 15 states across the country.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this early Saturday morning, saying that the figures represent what the nation reported on Friday.

However, the 618 fresh cases reported on Friday represent a fall from the 835 cases posted the previous day in Nigeria.

The 10 deaths from Lagos, according to the NCDC, were recorded on August 25.

Of the 618 new cases posted on Friday, Lagos reported 312, a rise from the 217 cases it raked in on Thursday.

Akwa Ibom recorded 89 fresh cases, a rise from the 11 cases it reported the previous day, while Edo posted 71 cases, a rise from the 45 cases raked in the previous day.

So far, Nigeria has recorded 190,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 169,815 survivors discharged and 2,308 deaths recorded.

The 190,333 confirmed cases were gotten from 2,727,834 tests conducted so far in the country, while active cases stood at 18,210.

See figures below

Lagos-312
Akwa Ibom-89
Edo-71
Rivers-47
Ekiti-20
Plateau-20
Delta-15
Kwara-13
FCT-11
Osun-8
Oyo-4
Ogun-3
Benue-3
Gombe-1
Kaduna-1
190,333 confirmed
169,815 discharged
2,308 deaths

According to NCDC, a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities

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