Nigeria confirmed three deaths, 161 new cases on Friday

On Friday, Nigeria recorded three additional deaths from the coronavirus infections and 161 new cases in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In an update on his Facebook page on Friday evening, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said the number of new infections has brought Nigeria’s total infections to 205,926 while the death toll stands at 2,723.

The center also found that 193,798 people have been laid off while 9,404 are still suffering from the disease.


A breakdown of the NCDC data found that Lagos state has reported 45 cases, while Kaduna in the northwest was ranked second on the log with 32 infections, and Ondo state in the southwest was ranked third with 28 new cases.

Kwara state ranked fourth with 12 cases, closely followed by Rivers state with 11, while Edo state recorded eight cases in the south and south.

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The states of Ekiti, Niger and Zamfara each recorded five cases.

The north-central states of Plateau and Nasarawa also recorded four and three cases, respectively.

While the FCT recorded two cases, the state of Oyo in the southwest recorded a single case.

The NCDC added that seven states – Bauchi, Delta, Gombe, Kano, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto – had no cases on Friday.

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