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NBC News staff succumbs to coronavirus

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National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC) News says a member of staff who had the coronavirus has died.

NBC News’ audio technician Larry Edgeworth had “suffered from other health issues that led him to succumb to the illness,” NBC Chairman Andy Lack said

An NBC News staffer who tested positive for the new coronavirus has died, NBC Chairman Andy Lack said in a memo to staff on Friday morning, PEOPLE confirmed.

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Lack said that a “longtime member of our NBC News family,” audio technician Larry Edgeworth, had “suffered from other health issues that led him to succumb to the illness,” as first reported by the Daily Beast.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 241 new cases of COVID-19, total now 10,819

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Nigeria has recorded 241 new cases of the Coronavirus across various states of the country.

Announcing via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that 142 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 15 cases in Oyo State, 13 cases in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 12 cases in Kano State, 11 cases in Edo State and ten cases in Delta State.

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The tweet further revealed that Kaduna and Rivers State recorded nine new cases each, Borno State recorded eight cases, Jigawa State recorded four cases, Gombe and Plateau State had three cases each, with Osun and Bauchi State recording one case each

As at now, 10819 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 3239 patients discharged and 314 deaths recorded.

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Lagos records 17 COVID-19 related deaths in two days

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Lagos State has recorded another eight COVID-19 related deaths, increasing the infection mortality in Lagos to 67, says the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.

Abayomi stated this in his verified twitter handle on Tuesday, adding that the deaths were recorded on Monday, June 1.

Abayomi had earlier announced that the state recorded nine COVID-19 related deaths on May 31.

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Currently, the total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos now stands at 67.

Abayomi, however, did not give additional information about the sex, age, nationality or medical conditions of the deceased.

The Commissioner added that the state recorded 192 new COVID-19 infections, increasing the total number of cases in Lagos to 5151.

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30 Nigerians, three Indians recover from COVID-19 in Lagos

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Three Indians and 30 Nigerians have been discharged after recovering from Coronavirus [COVID-19] disease in Lagos.

They were said to have been discharged from the isolation centres and reunited with their families after being cured of the disease.

The state Ministry of Health, in a tweet on Tuesday, said they included 30 Nigerians and three Indians.

“33 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 7 females and 26 males, including 3 foreign nationals – Indians, have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

“The patients; 21 from Onikan, 9 from Eti-Osa (LandMark), 2 from Lekki, and 1 from Gbagada isolation centres, were discharged having tested negative for COVID-19.

“With this, the number of COVID-19 cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos is now 908,” the ministry said.

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