Covid-19: Nigeria records 653 new infections

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Kwara, Enugu record high cases
Nigeria has recorded 653 new coronavirus infections in 27 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

NCDC announced this In its daily update published on its Twitter account on Saturday night.

Aside from Lagos which recorded 115 new cases, Kwara and Enugu confirmed 85 and 80 new infections, respectively.

Concerns have been raised as Kwara and Enugu recorded an unusual increase in their daily case counts, as each state currently has less than 700 confirmed cases of the virus.

With six new fatalities, the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country has increased from 772 to 778, while recoveries rose from 14,633 to 14,938.

Zamfara also recorded its first COVID-19 infection in seven weeks since discharging all its active patients in May 2020.

Meanwhile, with Sokoto and Kogi currently the only states with no active coronavirus case, out of a total of 36,107 confirmed infections, 20,391 are still active in 34 states and the FCT.

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