Nigeria records 64 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1,337

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Nigeria on Monday recorded 64 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1337, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the NCDC in a tweet via its official handle, 34 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 15 in the FCT, 11 in Borno, and 2 each in Taraba and Gombe.

The country’s total deaths from the virus still stand at 40 while 255 have recovered.

The novel coronavirus has claimed at least 208,973 lives since its outbreak in China in December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Monday.

More than 2,997,540 cases were registered in 193 countries and territories. Of these cases, at least 818,700 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

Since 1900 GMT Sunday, 4,277 new deaths and 67,952 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries with the most deaths over the 24-hour period were the United States with 1,388, France with 437 and Britain with 360.

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