UPDATE: Nigeria records 336 new cases of COVID infections
As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 336 new cases of the deadly disease in 16 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This was made known by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for September 18, 2021.
According to the agency, Lagos which is the hardest-hit state topped the COVID-19 infection chart with 86 new cases, followed by Benue and Rivers with 48 and 46 infections, respectively.
Other states that reported new positive samples include Bauchi (41), Edo (25), FCT (19), Akwa Ibom (13), Ondo (12), Anambra (11), Ekiti (8), Kwara (7), Plateau (7), Bayelsa (4), Kaduna (4), Delta (2), Ogun (2) and Kano (1).
Five persons died of COVID-19-related complications on Saturday, increasing the total number of fatalities to 2,654.
Meanwhile, 680 patients were discharged on Saturday after recovering from the infectious disease.
With the new figure, a total of 190,288 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Nigeria.