Nigeria records 1,133 new coronavirus cases


Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria recorded a total of 1,133 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

The 1,133 new cases were reported in 18 states – Lagos (397), FCT (357), Kaduna (81), Plateau (63), Katsina (46), Sokoto (32), Oyo (28), Ogun (21), Kano (19), Rivers (18), Osun (13), Edo (12), Niger (12), Bayelsa (11), Borno (1).

According to the latest situation report published by NCDC on Wednesday, there are 1,133 confirmed cases while five deaths were recorded in the country.

The report said that so far, 80,922 cases had been confirmed, while 69,274 cases had been discharged and 1,236 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory so far.

From the figures, Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) have the highest number of new infections.

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