Nigeria records 15 new COVID-19 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 503 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 29, 879.

Fifteen deaths were recorded from the virus on Tuesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 669.

There was a drop in the number of confirmed cases reported Tuesday compared to what was reported on Monday.

The health agency in a tweet on Tuesday night said the 503 new cases were reported in 20 states including Lagos, Ondo, Edo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enugu, Rivers, Benue, Osun, Kaduna, Kwara, Abia, Borno, Plateau, Taraba, Ogun, Kano, Kebbi, Nasarawa Bayelsa and Gombe.

All 36 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease.

Confirmed cases of the virus have been increasing in Oyo, Edo, Enugu, FCT, Delta and Rivers.

NCDC said as of the time of reporting there were 17, 012 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, while 12, 108 had recovered and have been discharged.

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