Nigeria records 118 new cases of COVID-19
Nigeria has recorded 118 new cases of COVID-19 in nine states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC via its official Twitter handle on Monday’s night.
According to the statement credited to the NCDC, Lagos was first on the list of states with 51 new positive samples, while Rivers followed with 26 cases, and Imo recorded the third most cases for Monday with 12 infections.
Meanwhile, no new fatality was confirmed on Monday after nine deaths recorded within the past 72 hours, leaving the current toll at 1,125.
The body, NCDC further revealed that the number of total recoveries has now risen to 56,697 with 86 people discharged on Monday.
The country is gradually inching close to 600,000 tested samples, out of which 61,558 have been confirmed positive, but 3,736 are still active infections.
118 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,125 deaths pic.twitter.com/1ASkJHzg8G
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) October 19, 2020