- No fewer than 164 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded across Nigeria
- The cases were recorded in 14 states and the FCT in the last 24 hours
- With this, Nigeria has now recorded over 60,000 cases of the novel virus
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria has recorded 164 new coronavirus infections.
This update was given on Monday, October 12, NCDC wrote on its official twitter handle. It said that the 164 new infections brought Nigeria's cases to 60,430.
Going further, NCDC claimed it had discharged 208 COVID-19 patients across Nigeria.
This consequently brought the total number of cases that were successfully treated in the country to 51,943.
NCDC also claimed that 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded the new cases.
As usual, Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 64. The state was followed by the FCT, Abuja with 26, Enugu with 20, and Kaduna and Oyo with 11 each.
Plateau (8), Ondo (7), Anambra (4), Nasarawa (3), Osun (3), Ebonyi (2), Imo (2), Benue (1), Katsina (1), and Ogun (1) all joined to make up the numbers.
NCDC also said that the coronavirus death toll in Nigeria remains 1,115. It added that there was no new death recorded in the last 24 hours.
In fact, the health agency said that only two deaths were recorded since October 3.
“Till date, 60,430 cases have been confirmed, 51,943 cases have been discharged and 1,115 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
In a related development, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 warned Nigerians against complacency even though the country has been reporting fewer cases of the virus in recent months.
The chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, issued the warning during a briefing of the task force on Thursday, October 8 in Abuja.
“Although Nigeria is no longer in the top five countries by cumulative deaths in Africa, the PTF continues to urge Nigerians to change their attitude of scepticism and nonchalance to the virus.
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