COVID-19: Nigeria’s Infections Rise By 1,617 To 112,004, Deaths Now 1,449

Nigeria has now recorded a total of 112,004 cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Monday night.

According to the centre, the tests of 1,617 suspected cases came back positive.

While 622 patients were discharged, 14 new fatalities were recorded.

The NCDC noted that the discharges include 289 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded the new cases.

Lagos recorded the highest new cases with 776, followed by Kaduna State with 147 cases.

While Kwara State recorded 131 new infections, the FCT recorded 102.

Others are from Plateau (78), Edo (59), Ogun (53), Osun (45), Rivers (37), Taraba (36), Nasarawa (34), Adamawa (33), Kano (26), Delta (20), Ebonyi (16), Bayelsa (11), Gombe(11), and Borno (2).

So far, a total of 89,939 patients have been discharged following their recovery from COVID-19.

However, a total of 1,449 patients have lost their lives to the disease.

There are now 20,616 active cases across the country.

Earlier on Monday, the Federal Government urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to safety measures to ensure the nation is not forced into another lockdown.

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