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Nigeria records 179 new cases of COVID-19 with no new virus related death

As Nigeria continues its battle against Coronavirus, 176 new samples have tested positive for the deadly virus in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) with no new Coronavirus-related death in 24 hours.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle in its update for September 22.

Recall that the last time NCDC reported no new COVID-19 death was August 31 as at when the total figure of fatalities was 1,013 although the country hit 1,100 on its fatality toll with two new deaths on Monday.

According to the breakdown of new cases, Lagos had the highest figure with 73 new positive samples, followed by Plateau with 50, and FCT with 17.

With the latest figures, Lagos has now exceeded 19,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but over 15,000 patients have recovered; though it is the only state with more than 1,000 active cases as of September 22.

Lagos has the highest number of active cases with 3,604 patients, followed Oyo with 935, and Plateau with 825.

Meanwhile, a total of 162 people were discharged on Tuesday, increasing the recovery count to 48,836.

Out of a little over 480,000 samples now tested across the country, 57,613 have been confirmed positive, but 7,677 are still active cases.

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