Nigeria records 1,617 new cases of the novel coronavirus

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Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,617 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

In a late-night tweet, the NCDC also reported an additional 14 deaths, bringing total casualties from the virus to 1,449.

Till date, Nigeria has now recorded 112,004 COVID-19 infections with 89,939 cases successfully treated and discharged.

Almost half of Monday’s cases were recorded in Lagos, with 776 infections.

Other states with new cases include Kaduna-147, Kwara-131, FCT-102, Plateau-78, Edo-59, Ogun-53, Osun-45, Rivers-37, Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34, Adamawa-33, Kano-26, Delta-20, Ebonyi-16, Bayelsa-11, Gombe-11, and Borno-2.

Nigeria has witnessed a surge in new cases since last December when the federal government announced a second wave of the pandemic.