Nigeria has recorded 143 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the update via its verified website on Friday night.
The public health agency said that the infections brought the total number of cases in the country to 65,982. Nigeria has so far tested over 700,000 people since the first confirmed case relating to the pandemic was announced back in February.
NCDC stated that the 143 new cases were reported from 10 states of the federation and the FCT, namely Lagos (70), Kaduna (25), FCT (22), Ogun (11), Plateau (4), Oyo (4), Ekiti (3), Osun (2), Edo (1), and Kano (1).
The centre added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated at Level 3, which continued to coordinate national response activities. The NCDC said that till date, 65,982 cases were confirmed, 61,782 patients discharged and 1,165 deaths were recorded so far.
See a breakdown by states below:
143 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,165 deaths pic.twitter.com/iKcD2qKWxH
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) November 20, 2020
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