Nigeria posted its second highest single day COVID-19 deaths on Friday, with Oyo State reporting the highest number of deaths.

According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, 24 deaths were recorded on Friday, the second highest in a single day since the pandemic broke in Nigeria in February 2020.

CityNews Nigeria reports that the highest single day deaths was 27, which was reported on January 29, 2021.

Oyo posted 10 COVID-19 deaths, the highest it has recorded in a day since the pandemic broke out. This takes Oyo’s total deaths to 104.

Lagos, the epicentre, recorded five deaths, taking its total to 362 deaths, while the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja posted three deaths, with its total now 137.

Taraba State recorded two deaths, taking its total to 17. Kaduna, Rivers, Ondo and Kwara reported one death each.

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Total COVID-19 deaths in Kaduna stand at 58, Rivers, 87, Ondo, 56 and Kwara,44.

With Friday’s 24 new deaths, the nation’s total COVID-19 deaths now stand at 1,734.

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