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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that, as of yesterday, a total of 442 persons in 20 states had been confirmed to have COVID-19, with 13 deaths recorded, all with comorbidities, while 152 persons have recovered from the pandemic in the country and discharged. 

“This means there are 277 persons who have COVID-19 being cared for in our isolation and treatment centres across the country,” he revealed. 

Ehanire explained that the recent marked increase in the numbers of new COVID-19 cases was due likely to scaled-up implementation of new case-finding strategy, as well as the result of rising community transmission, stressing that with house-to-house and cluster testing, using the revised criteria for sample collection, the yield has increased. 

He noted that as more people…

Source: Guardian Newspaper