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COVID-19: Nigeria records 727 new cases, 7 deaths – NCDC

On Thursday, September 9th 2021, 727 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria, with 7 additional deaths.

The total number of infections so far now stands at 197,773 while the fatality toll now stands at 2,585.

The new figures were published on the official Facebook page of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night.

NCDC noted that the country has successfully treated and discharged 185,597 cases of the virus, while 9,591 are still down with the illness.

The new infections were reported across 17 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Rivers State replaced the country’s commercial city and coronavirus pandemic epicentre, Lagos State, to rank first on the daily chart of new infections.

While Rivers State reported 257 cases, Lagos recorded 157 cases to take the second position on the log.

Edo State followed with 85 cases to rank third, while Imo State recorded 63 cases.

The FCT in the North-central recorded 33 cases; Delta, 28; Kaduna, 27; Benue, 17, while Akwa Ibom and Ekiti State recorded 13 cases each.

This is followed by Taraba and Bayelsa with 12 and five cases respectively.

Kano and Ogun States recorded four cases each while Oyo State recorded three cases; Abia, Nasarawa and Plateau States recorded two cases each.