Coronavirus: Nigeria records new 93 deaths

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Additional 93 deaths from coronavirus pandemic have been recorded in Nigeria, increasing the death toll in the country to 2,454, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

NCDC revealed that the third wave of the disease is ravaging the country as fifty-three deaths were recorded in the country 24 hours earlier.

The disease centre noted that the figure includes a backlog of fatalities recorded in Lagos State, which also topped the list of daily infections with 200 out of the 362 new infections recorded across 14 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The centre also added that the new case includes a backlog of cases reported for Delta State from August 26 to August 28, 2021.

The new infection figure, according to the NCDC, has increased the country’s infection toll to 191,345 cases.

The data provided by the NCDC indicated that, as Lagos State registered the highest cases, Oyo State, which is also in the South-west recorded 33 cases to rank the second on the chart, closely followed by Kwara State with 30 cases.

Akwa Ibom ranked fourth with 24 cases, while Ogun State recorded 17 to take the fifth slot, followed by Delta and Ekiti states reporting 15 cases each, Plateau and Rivers State recorded seven cases each.

The chart showed two South-South states, Delta state and Edo State closely followed each other, with 20 and 18 cases, while Enugu in the South-East recorded 15 cases.

The FCT recorded five new cases, followed by Anambra and Edo States recording three cases each, while the trio of Bayelsa, Kaduna and Kano states recorded one each.

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