2,421 Nigerians recover from COVID-19 in 24hrs


No fewer than 2,421 Nigerians have recovered from the dreaded COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which made this known late on Thursday, said the country also recorded 287 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of infections to 159,933.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.

The country has tested 1,601,396 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

The health agency sadly reported eight COVID-19 additional deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 2,001.

The NCDC stated that the new infections were registered across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

It said that Lagos state, recorded 107 new cases, followed by Kwara-26, Akwa Ibom-23, Bauchi-22, Ogun-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-14 and FCT-11.

Other states that reported new infections included Abia-8, Edo-8, Ekiti-6, Kano-5, Gombe-4, Osun-4, Oyo-3, Plateau-3, Nasarawa-2 and Delta-1.

The agency said that a total of 142,404 people have been discharged, after testing negative to the virus, including the 2,421 people successfully treated and discharged in the last 24 hours.

According to it, the discharged today include 1,858 community recoveries in FCT and 259 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with extant guidelines.

The health agency said that the country‘s active cases stood at 15,528, across the country, while active cases caseload dropped by 2,142.