Nigeria records 89 new cases of COVID-19 in 8 states, Abuja
As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 89 new cases of deadly virus in eight states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This was announced by thr Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Monday, October 18.
The states that reported new infections are Kaduna (34), Abia (22), Delta (11), Kano (8), Rivers (8), Bauchi (4), Jigawa (1), and Zamfara (1).
The NCDC said one person died of the infection on Monday, bringing the number of fatalities to 2,838.
But 169 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from the infection.
Since the index case in February 2020, 209,387 infections have been confirmed, but with 197,312 recoveries across the country.