News Nigeria's coronavirus infections rise with 339 new cases

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Nigeria’s coronavirus infections rise with 339 new cases

News Nigeria's coronavirus infections rise with 339 new cases

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

A total 339 new coronavirus infections were recorded on Thursday, raising the country’s total to beyond 7,000.

Lagos reported 139 of the new infections and Kano 28, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.

Oyo also reported 28 new infections.

Other states reported lower number of infections:

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The country’s total stands at 7,016.

Fresh discharges raised the number of people discharged from hospital to 1,907.

The death toll stands at 211.

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