- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are inching towards 60,000 cases as the NCDC announced 126 new infections on Wednesday
- FCT leads the chart with 37 cases while Lagos and Plateau follow with 27 and 16 cases respectively
- So far, Nigeria has recorded 56,604 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 47,872 recoveries and 1,091 deaths
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 126 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, taking to the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,604.
The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on Wednesday night, September 16, were recorded in 17 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Legit.ng notes that the FCT leads the chart with 37 cases while Lagos and Plateau follow with 27 and 16 cases respectively.
So far, Nigeria has recorded 56,604 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 47,872 recoveries and 1,091 deaths, according to the NCDC data.
See the state by state breakdown of the new cases below:
FCT - 37
Lagos - 27
Plateau - 16
Kaduna - 9
Abia - 7
Gombe - 6
Ondo - 6
Imo - 5
Delta - 2
Ekiti - 2
Kwara - 2
Oyo - 2
Bauchi - 1
Kano - 1
Katsina - 1
Ogun - 1
Yobe - 1
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government had inaugurated a committee on COVID-19 herbal remedies and natural compounds.
Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and technology, said the panel was set up in a bid to find a home-grown solution to the viral disease.
According to Onu, there was an urgent need to develop a home-grown remedy and vaccine to tackle the deadly pandemic as it remained a threat to the health of Nigerians and the national economy.
In another report, the federal government has threatened to deal with travellers who fail to conduct the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test.
Implications for not following the travel protocols include six-month passport suspension for Nigerians and visa cancellation for foreigners.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 national coordinator, Sani Aliyu, made this known on Monday, September 14, at a briefing.
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