By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded 213 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday.
The pandemic infested the following sixteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja: Lagos 51, Plateau 51, FCT 29, Rivers 18, Ondo 12, Oyo 9, Osun 8, Gombe 7, Ogun 7, Kaduna 5, Enugu 4, Edo 3, Jigawa 3, Kano 3, Benue 1, Delta 1 and Sokoto 1.
NCDC reported on its twitter account yesterday that as of 11.23 p.m. on Friday 25th September 2020 the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) had recorded a total of 58,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the index case was discovered in the country.
Out of the total, 49,606 cases had been treated and discharged from the nation’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while the worldwide disease had killed 1,103 persons in the country during the period under review.
The national disease control agency said that on the 23rd of September 2020, its workers erroneously reported one death in Bayelsa State.
“Today’s cumulative discharged cases includes 364 recovered patients in Katsina State who were managed in the community,” NCDC explained on Friday.