Covid-19: Nigeria records 74 cases

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With the Delta variant of the covid-19 ravaging the globe, Nigeria recorded 74 new cases in eight states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday.

The new cases recorded in the country is an indication that Nigeria may be heaving a sigh of relief from more than two months of high record of infections and fatality imposed by the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic associated with the Delta variant of the virus.

Recently, fewer states have continued to report new cases of the virus while fatalities have also reduced considerably.

The latest update on the website of the NCDC shows that the fatality figure remains at 2,723 while the total number of infections in Nigeria now stands at 206,138.

The country has successfully treated and discharged 194,097 people.

Lagos State recorded 36 cases and was followed by Edo State with 11 cases. The FCT also recorded nine cases from the disease, while Akwa-Ibom and Sokoto recorded six cases each.

Delta State in the South-south recorded three cases while the trio of Benue, Oyo and Rivers States recorded a single case each.

Bauchi, Ekiti, Gombe, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, and Plateau States recorded no cases on Sunday.

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