Nigeria records 927 COVID-19 recoveries

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 394 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 159,646.

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

Between March 1 and March 9, the country recorded fewer than 500 new COVID-19-related cases for the ninth time, except on March 4 when it registered 709 cases.

The NCDC, however, reported five COVID-19 deaths, taking total fatalities in the country to 1,993.

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

The NCDC noted that most of the new cases recorded were found in Bauchi (75), Lagos (36), Akwa Ibom (33), FCT (32), Nasarawa (29) and Kaduna (26).

Others were in Rivers 25, Ogun 22, Oyo 21, Edo 20, Taraba 18, Imo and Ondo 17 each.

Borno recorded eight, Plateau seven, Zamfara four, Osun 3 and Kano 1.

The Nigeria public health institute said that 139,983 Nigerians had recovered from COVID-19, and these included 927 fresh recoveries.