Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 152 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s infection toll to 65,457 and keeping it fifth on the list of African countries hardest hit, behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa.
According to official data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), zero death was also confirmed making it four consecutive days without a record of death from the virus.
The last time Nigeria recorded death from the virus was last Friday when one patient died, taking the tally to 1, 163. Meanwhile, more people have recovered amid fears of an imminent and more devastating second wave of infections.
Of the over 65,000 total, about 61,337 persons have been discharged from hospitals, after treatment, while nearly 3, 000 active cases remain in the country.
The 152 new cases were reported from 12 states. These are Lagos (61), Oyo (39), FCT (13), Yobe (10), Bauchi (6), Kaduna (5), Kano (4), Kwara (4), Plateau (4), Edo (2), Ogun (2), Rivers (2).
Currently, Nigeria has tested nearly 720,000 of its 200 million population.
152 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,163 deaths pic.twitter.com/oGS9h39wpz
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) November 17, 2020
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