COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,143 new cases, total now 145,664

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,143 new cases, total now 145,664

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,143 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 145,664.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday.

Data from the health agency reveals that 1,533 coronavirus patients were successfully treated and discharged from the various treatment centres after receiving their second negative result while 13 new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded increasing the nation’s death toll from the virus to 1,747

The 1,143 new cases are reported from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos the epicenter of the virus in the country recorded 319 new infections followed by FCT -157 and Kwara -90.

Other states with new cases include Oyo -74, Enugu -72, Nasarawa -69, Imo -58, Osun -51, Gombe -49, Kaduna -31, Edo -23, Katsina -23, Kebbi -23, Ogun -22, Kano -19, Rivers -19, Ebonyi -18, Plateau -14, Delta -7, and Ekiti -5.

Till date, 145,664 cases have been confirmed, 120,399 cases have been discharged and 1,747 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.