Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise As 1,106 More People Recover

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A photo of beds at one of the isolation centres in Lagos. Photo: [email protected]

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria rose to 133,552 on Wednesday following the report of 1,138 new infections.

This was disclosed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country.

Data from the NCDC also revealed that the number of recoveries and death toll also rose in the last 24 hours.

The agency reported that 1,106 more people who initially tested positive recovered from the disease, but five more fatalities were recorded.

This brings the total number of discharged cases since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in February 2020 to 108,657 while the death toll stands at 1,618.

“Our discharges today (Wednesday) include 476 community recoveries in Lagos State and 121 community recoveries in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines,” the NCDC said in a tweet.

It explained that the new infections were recorded in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with Lagos reporting 377 new infections.

Similarly, the FCT had 172, Plateau reported 86, Kano got 84, Edo recorded 60, Osun confirmed 47, and Nasarawa reported 41 new COVID-19 cases.

Others were Imo – 40, Rivers – 36, Niger – 32, Oyo – 32, Borno – 29, Kaduna – 27, Delta – 18, Kwara – 17, Cross River – nine, Ekiti – eight, Bauchi – seven, Ogun – seven, Sokoto – six, and Bayelsa – three.

See the breakdown of confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 50,318 7,253 42,736 329
FCT 17,243 6,115 11,001 127
Plateau 8,068 505 7,508 55
Kaduna 7,706 334 7,315 57
Oyo 5,582 1,345 4,152 85
Rivers 5,519 678 4,757 84
Edo 3,862 632 3,086 144
Ogun 3,447 468 2,936 43
Kano 3,131 388 2,661 82
Delta 2,364 568 1,744 52
Ondo 2,339 208 2,080 51
Kwara 2,003 408 1,554 41
Nasarawa 1,871 1,485 373 13
Katsina 1,864 107 1,730 27
Enugu 1,829 297 1,511 21
Gombe 1,678 136 1,500 42
Osun 1,667 410 1,225 32
Ebonyi 1,444 203 1,211 30
Abia 1,323 121 1,190 12
Bauchi 1,164 3 1,144 17
Imo 1,156 238 900 18
Anambra 1,053 700 334 19
Borno 1,009 122 850 37
Akwa Ibom 909 358 541 10
Benue 848 284 544 20
Niger 789 358 417 14
Sokoto 756 24 706 26
Bayelsa 688 55 609 24
Adamawa 631 363 240 28
Ekiti 587 88 490 9
Jigawa 472 71 390 11
Taraba 433 39 379 15
Kebbi 270 4 253 13
Yobe 241 34 199 8
Cross River 212 2 198 12
Zamfara 209 11 190 8
Kogi 5 3 2
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