By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was detected in sixteen states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Wednesday.
FCT Abuja led the COVID-19 infected areas with 40 cases, followed by Lagos 34. Others are: Plateau 26, Enugu 14, Delta 12, Ogun 12, Ondo 9, Oyo 8, Ekiti 6, Ebonyi 4, Adamawa 2, Nasarawa 2, Kwara 2, Rivers 2, Edo 1, Osun 1 and Bauchi 1.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC said that as of 11.21 p.m. on Wednesday 9th September 2020 Nigeria has had a total of 55,632 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic since the index case was reported in the country.
According to NCDC, out of the total, 43,610 patients who tested positive for the worldwide virus had been treated and discharged from Nigeria’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,070 people had been killed by the disease within the period under review.