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Nigeria records 161 new COVID infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 161 new COVID-19 cases across 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

NCDC also stated that three persons died of the infection.

According to the agency’s update for October 1, the states that recorded new infections are Lagos (45), Kaduna (32), Ondo (28), Kwara (12) and Rivers (11).

Others are Edo (8), Ekiti (5), Niger (5), Zamfara (5), Plateau (4), Nasarawa (3), FCT (2), and Oyo (1).

The NCDC said 181 persons recovered from the virus on Friday and have been discharged.

Nigeria now has a total number of 205,926 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 193,798 recoveries; and 2,723 deaths across the 36 states and the FCT.