NCDC records 416 fresh COVID-19 cases as death toll hits 299

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Dubai, Adamawa COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 416 new COVID-19 cases in 19 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) as total death toll from the pandemic hits 299.

This is the second highest daily toll recorded by NCDC since the index case was confirmed on February 27, 2020.

The highest daily toll was confirmed on Saturday, 553 cases.

With the latest update, the COVID-19 case toll for Lagos has exceeded 5,000 as the state recorded 192 new cases on Monday.

No other state has more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases but Lagos has a total of 5,135 confirmed cases.

According to the NCDC update, 12 deaths were recorded and the number of fatalities increased from 287 to 299, while recoveries rose from 3,007 to 3,122.

A total of 10,578 cases have now been confirmed in 35 states and the FCT.

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