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(Update) Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 690 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, gave an update on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria for Sunday, 14th February, 2021.

The NCDC confirmed 690 cases were recorded on Sunday.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.

This comes after the health agency initially reported 520 cases for Sunday as Naija News observed the figures for Lagos State were not included in the first report but have been added in the update.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 146,354 which includes 121,193 discharged cases and 1,753 deaths.

Below is the updated breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Ondo State.

Lagos-170
Ondo-120
Borno-41
Ebonyi-37
Benue-33
Plateau-30
FCT-29
Nasarawa-25
Ogun-25
Edo-24
Osun-24
Katsina-22
Kaduna-21
Niger-20
Kwara-14
Ekiti-13
Yobe-10
Oyo-4
Bayelsa-1
Jigawa-1

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The President in a statement on Monday by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu said her emergence has brought joy and more honour to Nigeria as a country.

It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was officially declared on Monday as the first female and first African leader of the World Trade Organisation.

She begins her tenure on 1st March 2021.

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