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JUST IN: Nigeria records 315 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 12,801

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 315 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

NCDC disclosed this in a tweet on Monday night, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 12,801.

According to the health agency, Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 128 cases while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Rivers State had 34 and 32 cases respectively.

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A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Edo State has 28 infections, Oyo (22), Kaduna (20), Gombe (13), Ogun (8) and Plateau (5).

Others are Delta (7), Kwara (7), Kano (5), Bauchi (4), and Katsina (2).

Of the number of positive cases in Nigeria so far, 4040 persons have fully recovered and have been discharged while 361 persons have died.

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315 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos- 128
FCT-34
Rivers- 32
Edo- 28
Oyo- 22
Kaduna- 20
Gombe- 13
Ogun- 8
Plateau- 5
Delta- 7
Kwara- 7
Kano- 5
Bauchi- 4
Katsina- 2

12801 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 4040
Deaths: 361

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Flood ravages Abeokuta community on Saturday(photos)

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VIDEO: Fire guts Marian market in Calabar

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Traders at the Marian market in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, are currently counting their losses after a fire erupted in the market in the early hours of today, July 4.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Marian market is the second-largest market in the state.

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COVID-19 patient gives birth in Oyo

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Oyo State has recorded the first delivery of a COVID-19 patient at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan.

This is as nineteen new cases returned positive while two deaths were recorded.

Chairman, State Task Force Governor Seyi Makinde gave the update on Saturday.

While noting that the new baby and mother are both doing well, Governor Makinde said the latest death brings to 14 the number of casualties recorded in the state.

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He said “We had our first Covid-19 patient delivery at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo. The mother and baby are doing well.

“The Covid-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back positive.

“The cases are from Ibadan South East (3), Ibadan North (3), Akinyele (3), Lagelu (2), Oluyole (2), Ibadan North West (2), Egbeda (1), Ido (1), Ona Ara (1) and Oyo East (1) Local Government Areas.

“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1451.

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