Nigeria on Monday recorded more deaths from COVID-19 as the country continues to battle the second phase of the infection.

On Monday, 10 more people died from the virus as Nigeria recorded 397 new cases, one of the lowest daily figures in December.

Nigeria has now recorded 1,264 deaths, according to the country’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC.

In the past 10 days, there have been 52 recorded deaths from the coronavirus.

The NCDC in an update on its microsite Monday night said 397 new cases were found in 18 states over the previous 24 hours, indicating a sharp decrease from the 838 infections on Sunday.

With the latest figure, the country’s total infections is now 84, 811.

Since early December, there has been a spike in coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
Of the over 84,000 cases so far, 71,385 patients have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

The 397 new cases were reported from 18 states – Lagos (144), Plateau (83), Kaduna (48), Adamawa (36), Rivers (22), Oyo (16), Kebbi (10), Nasarawa (7), Sokoto (7), FCT (5), Kano (5), Edo (4), Jigawa (3), Ogun (2), Akwa Ibom (2), Niger (1) , Bauchi (1), and Zamfara (1),

Lagos led with 144 new cases on Monday. The commercial city is Nigeria’s coronavirus epicentre with over 28,000 cases and more than 240 deaths.

So far, Nigeria has tested over 910,000 of its 200 million people.

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