Nigeria records 153 new cases of COVID-19, total hits 59001
As the battle against Coronavirus continues, Nigeria has recorded 153 new cases of the deadly virus in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), making the total number of confirmed cases over 59,000.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle on Thursday night.
The centre, NCDC revealed that Lagos topped the list of states with 81 new infections, while Rivers recorded 21, and FCT had 11.
It was also revealed that a total of 59,001 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in the 36 states and the FCT and there was no new death was recorded in the past 24 hours.
According to NCDC, 94 people were discharged on Thursday, increasing the total number recoveries to 50,452.
Out of a total of 7,437 active cases, Lagos accounts for 4,088 patients, followed by Oyo with 890, and Plateau with 776.
Within the past month, the country confirmed less than 100 deaths — as of September 1, Nigeria had reached 1,023 fatalities, which increased to 1,112 by September 30.
The death toll for September is a little lower than that of August with close to 150 deaths recorded — the fatality toll stood at 883 as of August 1, but rose to 1,013 by August 31.
Meanwhile, the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 insists that it is too early to celebrate despite the declining case rate.
The PFT said the country hasn’t tested a significant percentage of its population.
Nigeria has only tested a little over 500,000 samples for the virus.
153 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,112 deaths pic.twitter.com/XE4mGGP0Gz
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) October 1, 2020
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