- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are now close to 60,000 as the NCDC announced 155 new infections on Monday
- Lagos state leads with 42 infections while Plateau and Rivers follow with 25 and 16 cases respectively
- As it stands, Nigeria has recorded 55,160 confirmed Covid-19 cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 155 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, taking the total infections in the country to 55,160.
The new cases announced via the agency's Twitter account on Monday night, September 7, were recorded in 16 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.
Legit.ng notes that Lagos state leads the chart with 42 cases while Plateau and Rivers follow with 25 and 16 cases respectively.
Here is the breakdown of the latest coronavirus cases recorded in Nigeria by NCDC.
Lagos (42), Plateau (25), Rivers (16), Ebonyi (10), FCT(9), Abia (9), Ogun (9), Osun (7), Katsina (6), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Anambra (2), Akwa Ibom (2), Kano (1).
"Till date, 55160 cases have been confirmed, 43231 cases have been discharged and 1061 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory," NCDC wrote on its website.
These new figures are consistent with the latest number of cases being recorded recently. It also shows that Nigeria is gaining an upper hand in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the dreaded coronavirus disease claimed the lives of about 11 Nigerians in South Africa.
This was disclosed by Adetola Olubajo, the president of the Nigerian Union in South Africa.
According to Olubajo, the COVID-19 deaths were for Gauteng Province alone, adding that the union was yet to get figures from eight other provinces in South Africa.
In another development, Legit.ng had reported that 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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