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UPDATED: Nigeria records 288 fresh cases of COVID-19, total rises to 5,445

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Nigeria has recorded 288 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 5,445.
Announcing the new development on Friday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded the new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC also said that four new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 171.
Till date, 5,445 cases have been confirmed, 3,959 are active cases, 1320 cases have been discharged and 171 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 288 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos(179), Kaduna (20), Katsina (15), Jigawa(15), Borno (13), Ogun(11), Kano(8), FCT(7), Niger (4), Ekiti(4), Oyo (3), Delta (3), Bauchi(3), Kwara (2), Edo(1)

The centre has also urged Nigerians to remember that there is no specific cure for
COVID-19 as Clinical trials are ongoing to assess the safety and the efficacy of drug & vaccine candidates for public use.

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