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Coronavirus: Nigeria Nears 35,000 Cases As 595 New Infections Are Recorded



Nigeria has seen its coronavirus case count surge to almost 35,000 as the country recorded a new set of 595 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave a breakdown of the country’s status in a post on its official Twitter handle.

Total confirmed cases now stands at 34,854. The number of total recoveries is 14,292. The death toll is now pegged at 769 as six people succumbed to the disease.

Nigeria is the third hardest hit country in Africa only surpassed by South Africa and Egypt. The continent’s share of the world’s almost 14 million case load is 644,000 with about 14,000 deaths.