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Nigeria coronavirus cases rise above 5,000

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Nigeria’s coronavirus infection cases have risen above 5,000 mark on Thursday with 193 new COVID-19 cases confirmed by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

A total of 5,162 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT.

A total of 110 recoveries were recorded, increasing the figure from 1,070 to 1,180, while fatalities increased from 164 to 170.

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NCDC confirmed 58 new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, while it confirmed 46 in Kano State.

In Jigawa, NCDC reported 35 new cases and also confirmed 12 new cases of the virus in Yobe State.

Nigeria capital city Abuja had nine new cases, Ogun State got seven new cases while Plateau and Gombe had five new cases each.

Imo State confirmed four new cases while in Edo, Kwara and Borno, NCDC confirmed three new caaes in each of the state.

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Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ondo also had one new case each.

Speaking at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Chikwe Ihekweazu, the NCDC director-general, said with the rate of transmission, Nigerians have to learn to live with the virus.

“I think it’s become clear to all of us that we will have to learn to live with this virus for some time to come, and living with it means not only saving lives from the virus, but saving lives from all the other things that afflict us,” he said.

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