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Nigeria records over 2,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nigeria has crossed the 2,000 mark for the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country.

This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday morning.

The country recorded 287 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 159,933.

The NCDC also reported eight COVID-19 deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 2,001.

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The new infections were recorded across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) within the last 24 hours.

Lagos state recorded 107 new cases, followed by Kwara-26, Akwa Ibom-23, Bauchi-22, Ogun-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-14 and FCT-11.

Other states that reported new infections included Abia-8, Edo-8, Ekiti-6, Kano-5, Gombe-4, Osun-4, Oyo-3, Plateau-3, Nasarawa-2 and Delta-1.

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