Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 180 new cases of COVID-19, according to a new data by the country’s infectious disease agency, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The report also noted that two deaths were also recorded from the virus. With the latest update, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll increased to 64,516, making it fifth on the list of African countries hit hardest, behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa.
The total death toll is now 1,162 after the two new fatalities are added to the tally. Meanwhile, more people have recovered despite fears of a more devastating second wave of infections.
Of the over 64,500 COVID-19 cases recorded, about 60,737 persons have been discharged from hospitals, after treatment, while about 3,000 active cases remain in the country.
180 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,162 deaths pic.twitter.com/dZpPlSIYYR
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) November 11, 2020
The 180 new cases were reported from 9 states: Lagos (74), Oyo (41), FCT (19), Kaduna (19), Bauchi (12), Ogun (7), Rivers (4), Cross River (2), and Edo (2).
With the latest figures, Lagos still retains its lead on the total confirmed cases with 22,127 infections. Currently, Nigeria has tested about 687,952 of its 200 million population.
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