Three new fatalities have been recorded in Nigeria’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The development shows that despite a widely reduced infection rate; the COVID-19 pandemic is still racking up casualties in Nigeria.
This comes even as the Federal and State Governments intensify efforts towards full re-opening of the economy. In addition to the reopening of schools, recreational centres, places of worship and other public spaces are returning to normalcy.
Specifically, the new fatalities were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Equally important, the NCDC revealed that 97 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded across Nigeria. The new cases, reported on Sunday, September 20, 2020; have taken the COVID-19 infections profile in the country to 57, 242 nationwide.
As a matter of fact, the NCDC made the disclosures via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
In addition to the three persons that died of COVID-19 complications; the agency revealed that a total of 138 patients who recovered at various isolation centres across the country same day; have also been issued clean bills of health and discharged.
Meanwhile, Lagos state recorded the highest number of new infections with 46 new cases. This is based on the statistics released on the new infections across the states.
Also, the data released indicated that Kwara recorded 12 new infections, Rivers 11, and Adamawa 4. Others were Niger – 4, Ogun – 4, Osun – 4, Ekiti – 3, Imo – 3 and Kaduna – 3. Listed as well were Plateau – 2 and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – 1.
According to the NCDC, the 36 states and the FCT have now recorded at least one confirmed case of the virus.
“Till date, 57, 242 cases have been confirmed, 48, 569 cases have been discharged, and 1,098 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT,” the centre said.
Please refer to table below for confirmed cases of COVID-19 across states in Nigeria.