Nigeria records 162 new cases of COVID-19, recoveries hit 42,922

As the battle against Coronavirus continues, Nigeria has recorded 162 new COVID-19 infections making the daily count of the deadly virus recoveries dropped on Saturday with 106 patients discharged.

This was disclosed in an update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on September 4, 2020

NCDC revealed that the number of discharged patients has now increased from 42,816 to 42,922.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the Saturday figure is the country’s lowest daily recovery count since June 8, when 81 people were discharged; at the time, a total of 4,040 patients out of 12,801 confirmed cases in the country had recovered from COVID-19.

By July 8, recoveries had increased to 12,373 out of more than 30,000 positive patients.

According to the breakdown of new cases, Lagos topped the list with 53 infections, followed by Gombe with 21 and Oyo with 19.

However, three more people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday, increasing the country’s fatality toll to 1,054.

Out of more than 420,000 samples now tested across Nigeria, a total of 54,905 have been confirmed positive, but 10,929 are active cases.

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