COVID-19: Nigeria records 97 fresh cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded five additional deaths from complications of the COVID-19 raising the number of fatalities so far to 2,036.
According to the agency on its Twitter account, 97 new cases of the virus were recorded in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with Lagos state recording 50 cases, Kaduna 12, FCT 10, and Bayelsa 8.
Other states were: Imo 3, Kwara 3, Bauchi 2, Osun 2, as well as Akwa Ibom, Edo, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, and Zamfara with one case each.
The health agency stated that 162,275 cases of the virus have been recorded so far while 1,156 people were discharged in the last 24 hours raising the number of recoveries so far to 149,882.
The agency said that there were 11,421 active cases in the country in the last 24 hours.
Nigeria’s daily new cases continued to follow a downward trajectory from an all-time high of 2,314 new positive cases on Jan. 22, to 86 cases as of March 21.
The country has tested 1,727, 467 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.