Nigeria on Thursday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, the first time in six days that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded fatalities from the disease.
Disclosed by the public disease agency at the daily briefing on the pandemic, the two additional deaths brought Nigeria’s total fatality toll to 1,165. Nigeria also recorded 146 new cases.
With the latest update, Nigeria’s COVID-19 caseload has reached 65, 839, keeping it fifth among African countries hit hardest, behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa.
Of the over 65,000 infections, about 61,573 persons have been discharged from hospitals, after treatment, while nearly 3,500 active cases remain in the country. The 146 new cases are reported from 11 states – Lagos (62), FCT (23), Kaduna (21), Ogun (12), Rivers (12), Ondo (5), Oyo (3), Plateau (3), Bauchi (2), Katsina (2), Kano (1).
Meanwhile, more people have recovered even as fears of a more devastating second wave of infections gains momentum.
146 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,165 deaths pic.twitter.com/AFUIl1xLx6
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) November 19, 2020
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