Nigeria records 155 new COVID-19 cases; zero death
Nigeria has recorded 155 new cases of COVID-19 in seven states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle yesternight.
The centre, NCDC revealed that Lagos topped the list with 84 infections, followed by Rivers with 31, and Kaduna with 12, while Kwara had the least figure with two positive samples.
It was also disclosed that there was no new death as a result of COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, the fourth day in a row leaving the current fatality toll at 1, 113.
However, the daily count of recoveries dropped to its lowest in 72 hours with 95 people confirmed to have been discharged across the country on Wednesday.
The country is still very low on testing, with just a little over 540,000 samples tested so far, going by the latest data from the NCDC situation report published on Wednesday.
According to the NCDC, Lagos holds the top spot for testing capacity — and by a wide margin — with 136,514 samples tested, followed by FCT with 63,896, Kano with 46,967, Rivers with 34,021, and Plateau with 31,777.
On the flip side, Kogi falls at the rung of the ladder with 250 samples tested so far, coming after Kebbi and Yobe with 867 and 857 samples, respectively.
Meanwhile, out of 59,738 confirmed coronavirus infections across the country, 51,403 patients have recovered.
155 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,113 deaths pic.twitter.com/TwJ1dS5SCm
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) October 7, 2020
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