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Nigeria has confirmed 238 new cases of COVID-19 as deaths rose to 68, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a tweet on Friday.
The new cases increase the country’s toll of infections to 2,170.
For the second consecutive day, Kano confirmed the highest toll of cases in the country with 92 infections. The FCT posted 36 cases and Lagos reported 30.
The number of infections has risen due to the increased capacity for testing across the country, the NCDC has said.
Experts says cases will continue to rise as more testing is carried out.
Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus has killed not less than 235,519 people since the outbreak first emerged in China in December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 8pm on Friday.
More than 3,303,510 cases were registered in 195 countries and territories. Of these cases, at least 1,003,600 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.