542 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Nigeria on Monday, February 22, 2021. Based on analysis gathered from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos recorded 99 new cases, the highest for the day.

Other states with new cases include Kwara-91, Ebonyi-48, Ogun-44, Kaduna-42, Oyo-33, Ondo-25, FCT-24, Kebbi-23, Osun-20, Ekiti-17, Nasarawa-12, Imo-11, Delta-10, Gombe-9, Kano-8, Katsina-7, Rivers-7, Edo-5, Plateau-4 and Bauchi-3.

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The agency also disclosed that they were 193 community recoveries in Lagos State and 113 in Kwara State.  According to NCDC, a backlog of deaths was recorded in Lagos State. Nigeria now has a total of 152,616 confirmed cases. 129,300 patients have been discharged so far with 1,862 deaths recorded.

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