Nigeria has recorded 148 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours while discharging 51 patients that have recovered from the virus.
This was disclosed on Thursday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. According to the NCDC, the new cases were recorded in 14 states with Lagos having the highest figure of 66 cases.
Other states were FCT (25), Oyo (13), Plateau (11), Kaduna (7), Rivers (6), Ebonyi (5), Ekiti (4), Ogun (4), Imo (2), Ondo (2), Edo (1), Nasarawa (1), Taraba (1).
With the new infections, Nigeria now has a total caseload of 60,982. Of that figure, however, 52,194 have recovered while 1,116 have, unfortunately, died.
On the 15th of October, 148 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria were recorded;
1,116 deaths pic.twitter.com/laBw6TVgNR
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) October 16, 2020
Since the virus emerged in China late last year, it has killed over one million worldwide, infected over 36 million, and forced millions out of work as the pandemic batters the global economy.
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