Nigeria Records 126 New COVID-19 Cases
As the battle against Coronavirus continues, Nigeria has recorded 126 new cases of the deadly virus in 16 states and FCT.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle on September 16.
It was also gathered that more than 3,000 people recovered and were discharged on Wednesday after testing negative to the virus.
Out of the 3,000 new recoveries, more than 2,000 were recorded in the federal capital territory (FCT).
According to the NCDC, the 3,442 discharged patients recorded on Wednesday included “2,967 community recoveries in FCT and 103 community recoveries in Kwara state managed in line with new case management guidelines”.
With the latest figure, the number of recoveries has now increased from 44,430 to 47,872.
According to the breakdown, FCT recorded the most infections with 37 cases, followed by Lagos with 27, and Plateau with 16.
Three new deaths were recorded, increasing the fatality toll to 1,091.
Meanwhile, out of 7,641 active cases, FCT has now moved from first to fourth on the list of states with the most positive infections.
Lagos is top of the list with 3,273 active cases, followed by Oyo with 1,082, Plateau with 969, while 522 people still have the virus in the FCT.
A total of 56,604 coronavirus infections have now been confirmed in the country.