COVID-19: Nigeria records 964 new cases, 27 deaths
As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 964 new coronavirus infections in 19 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
This was made known by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) during its daily update for September 4, 2021.
Lagos, the hardest-hit state by the pandemic, topped the infection chart with 456 cases, followed by Ondo with 180 infections, and Edo with 66 cases.
Other states that reported fresh infections are Rivers (62), Niger (26), Akwa Ibom (25), Ekiti (22), Kwara (22), Oyo (22), Kaduna (17), Delta (14), Benue (12), Gombe (9), Plateau (9), FCT (8), Jigawa (5), Ogun (4), Bayelsa (2), Nasarawa (2), and Bauchi (1).
Meanwhile, 27 persons were confirmed to have died of complications arising from COVID-19, increasing the country’s fatality toll to 2,522.
The NCDC, however, noted that Saturday’s update included a backlog of cases from Lagos, Plateau, and Kaduna state; as well as a backlog of 18 deaths from Lagos state for August 30.
The agency said 2,784 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection.
Out of the 195,052 COVID-19 cases so far confirmed in Nigeria, 182,463 patients have recovered.
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