NCDC confirms 162 new COVID-19 cases as daily recoveries drop

NCDC confirms 162 new COVID-19 cases as daily recoveries drop

- As the Nigerian government continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Lagos is once again topping the NCDC's chart

- The agency revealed on Saturday, September 5, that Lagos had 53 cases out of the 162 spread across 14 states and the FCT

- The death toll is now 1054, while the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 54,905

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Nigeria seems to be gaining an upper hand in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic as the nation on Saturday, September 5, recorded less than 200 cases once again.

Lagos maintained its position at the top of the chart as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on its Twitter page that the country had 162 new cases. The cases were recorded in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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Lagos which had 53 cases was followed by Gombe as it added 21 new infections to what it already had.

Oyo was next on the list with 19 cases and Delta state which recorded 12.

NCDC confirms 162 new COVID-19 cases as daily recoveries drop
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Source: Twitter

States with very low cases as at Saturday night were Rivers - 3, Ogun - 2, Anambra - 2, Imo - 2, Ekiti - 1.

However, the daily number of discharged patients who fully recovered from the virus dropped to I06 from that of the previous day which was 189.

The new cases are as follows:

  1. Lagos - 53
  2. Gombe - 21
  3. Oyo - 19
  4. Delta - 12
  5. Ondo - 11
  6. Plateau - 10
  7. Ebonyi - 9
  8. FCT - 6
  9. Kwara - 6
  10. Kaduna - 5
  11. Rivers - 3
  12. Ogun - 2
  13. Anambra - 2
  14. Imo - 2
  15. Ekiti - 1

The death toll from the virus climbed to 1054 as three new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

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"We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results," the disease control agency said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government made some adjustments to the nationwide curfew which was put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the presidential task force, the curfew will now be from 12am to 4am and no longer 10pm to 12am.

People on essential service and travellers returning from abroad are, however, exempted from the curfew.

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