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Nigeria records eight additional deaths from COVID-19

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Nigeria records eight additional deaths from COVID-19
Nigeria on Saturday reported eight additional deaths from COVID-19 as the spike in new cases continues to feed through into fatalities.

The total death tally from COVID-19 in Nigeria rose to 1,302 with the eight new deaths, the country’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC, announced late Saturday.

In the past 15 days, there have been 90 recorded deaths from the coronavirus.

The NCDC in an update on its microsite Saturday said 576 new cases were discovered in 15 states across the country.

The total coronavirus Infections in the country has now increased to 89, 163 with the latest figure.

Since early December 2020, there has been a spike in coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

Health experts believe the lowering of guard on safety and the weak enforcement of protocols especially in the country’s major airports in Abuja and Lagos could be responsible for the development, warning that the situation could get worse if citizens keep violating safety protocols.

Active cases in the country rose sharply from about 3,000 some weeks ago to over 11,000 due to a rise in new infections.

Of the over 89,000 cases so far, 74,789 patients have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

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