COVID-19: Nigeria discharges 881 patients, records 634 new cases


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 881 persons that recovered from COVID-19 were discharged across the country on Thursday.

NCDC, which disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, said the country recorded 634 new infections while six people died
from the coronavirus complications.

According to the public health agency, the new figures have brought the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria since its outbreak last year to 154,476 while the recoveries stand at 131,699 and the death toll at 1,891.

The agency said the new cases recorded in the last 24 hours were reported in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the figures, Lagos tops with 259 cases follow by Osun-45, Edo-38, Ogun-35, FCT-33, Anambra-26, Imo-24, Ondo-24 and Akwa Ibom-20.

Others are Plateau-20, Abia-19, Kaduna-19, Ebonyi-17, Borno-10, Rivers-10, Kano-9, Delta-8, Kebbi-7, Nasarawa-4, Oyo-3, Enugu-2 and Ekiti-2.