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Just In: NCDC Records 131 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Toll Increases To 56,735

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Total COVID-19 cases have increased to 56,735 after Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 131 new cases on Thursday, September 17.

NCDC in a tweet on its official Twitter handle announced;

It would be recalled that on Wednesday, the country recorded 56,604 total cases, 47,872 recoveries and 1,091 fatalities nationwide.

With the latest toll, total cases have now increased to 56,735 with 48,092 recoveries and 1,093 casualties across the country.

Also, September 16 COVID-19 tests situation report by NCDC has revealed that overall samples tested nationwide have increased from 479,712 to 482,321 test.

In other news, NCDC has debunked claims that it receives money from passengers intending to embark on travels, through the official travel platform – Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP).

It explained that although it advises that passengers should not make payments outside of the official platform, all payment received on the travel platform are sent directly to the laboratories, where the passengers have chosen to be tested.

The agency stated that to ensure that the public health response is not affected by personal requests and needs, only accredited private laboratories can carry out all travel-related testing.

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