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COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections hit 56,735

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new  cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735. 

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday.

It said the new cases were confirmed in 18 states.

The health agency said Lagos state recorded the highest number of infections with 45 cases, Kaduna and plateau followed with 17 each, 16 in FCT, and 6 cases each in Delta and Niger.

Kwara recorded 5 cases, Oyo 3, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Enugu, and Osun 2 each.

Others were, Sokoto 2, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Katsina, and Rivers 1 each.

The agency said that in the past 24 hours, 2 people had died from the virus.

According to the agency, till date, 56,735 cases have been confirmed, 48,092 discharged, and 1093 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at Level 3, had continued  to coordinate national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, as Edo prepares for governorship election on Sept. 19, the agency has reminded voters of the need to observe COVID-19 guidelines recently released.

It advised all relevant stakeholders to take actions that would help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus during the election.

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