- Nigeria recorded 160 new cases of the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, September 12
- The death toll rose to 1,078 while the number of discharged patient became 44,088 on Saturday
- Moreover, the NCDC's chart revealed that the northern region of the country has more states with higher figures than what was recorded in southern Nigeria
- States like Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ekiti and Abia all have only one new case each
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, September 12, announced that the country recorded 160 new cases of the coronavirus infections.
This new figure has pushed the total confirmed infections in Nigeria to 56,177, with 44,088 recoveries and 1,078 deaths.
The NCDC also disclosed on its chart that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Plateau are top on the list of states that have more cases.
Lagos (30 new infections) which was known as the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria came behind the FCT and Plateau state.
At the bottom of the chart are Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ekiti and Abia states which all have only one new case each.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19, had claimed the life of Clement Bakam, a medical doctor in Kaduna state.
Bakam's death was announced in a statement released on Wednesday, September 2, by Abdulsalam Abdulrazak, the public relations officer of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kaduna.
Legit.ng gathered that until his death, Bakam was the programme manager of the Kaduna state emergency routine immunisation coordination centre (KadSERICC).
Abdulrazak said: “On behalf of the chairman, I regret to announce the sad demise of our brother and colleague Dr Clement Bakam following complications of COVID-19.
“Until his death he was the program manager, Kaduna State Emergency routine immunization Coordination Centre (KadSERICC) “Our condolences go to his immediate family, friends, colleagues and ARD Kaduna. May God comfort us all.”
The latest data from the NCDC at the time indicate that Kaduna had 2,163 confirmed cases of Covid-19, out of which 108 cases are on admission, 2,043 recoveries and 12 deaths.
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