- The FCT has discharged eleven coronavirus patients
- The good news was disclosed by Mohammed Bello, minister of the FCT on Sunday, May 31
- With the latest discharge, the number of recovered patients in Abuja has risen to 173
Eleven COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Abuja after making a full recovery and testing negative twice consecutively to coronavirus disease.
Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), revealed this in a tweet on Sunday, May 31, via his Twitter handle @MuhdMusaBello.
This brings the total number of recovered patients discharged from isolation in the nation's capital to 173 persons.
As at 11:55 PM on Saturday, May 30, FCT has the third-highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria with 616 cases.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lagos state recorded its highest daily tally of confirmed coronavirus cases according to the latest statistics announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, May 30.
Lagos got 378 new cases to brings its total to 4,755, which is exactly five times higher than that of Kano, the state with the second-highest number of confirmed cases, which now has 951.
In the result announced by the NCDC on its official Twitter handle late on Saturday, 12 Nigerians also died on the same day from the deadly pandemic to bring total deaths to 273 in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The disease control body also reported that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours while 2,856 cases have been discharged.
Similarly, the northern state of Zamfara has announced that it has no more coronavirus cases after it discharged the last of its patients.
Zamfara made the confirmation on Saturday, May 30 through its health ministry. The report quoted the state commissioner for health, Yahaya Kanoma, as saying that all its isolation centres are now empty of patients.
Kanoma said the state's confirmed cases announced by the NCDC were 76. Out of this number, 71 patients recovered and were discharged from isolation centres after testing negative twice.
In a related development, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) revealed the major reason why the number of confirmed infected persons is increasing.
The agency in a tweet on Tuesday, May 26, said the only reason coronavirus cases are going up is because we do not take responsibility by following partial lockdown guidelines the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) put in place.
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