Nigeria on Thursday recorded 131 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of confirmed cases to 56,735.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the cases were recorded in 17 states of the federation and Abuja.
It added that two persons died from complications resulting from the virus on Thursday.
Consequently, the number of COVID-19 fatalities increased from 1,091 to 1,093.
Meanwhile, 48,092 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Thursday night.
The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: Lagos (45), Kaduna (17), Plateau (17), FCT (16), Delta (6), Niger (6), Kwara (5), Oyo (3) and, Akwa Ibom (2).
Others are – Cross River (2), Ekiti (2), Enugu (2), Osun (2), Sokoto (2), Bauchi (1), Ebonyi (1), Katsina (1) and, Rivers (1).
The NCDC said: “56,735 cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“Discharged: 48,092 AND Deaths: 1,093.”
131 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,093 deaths pic.twitter.com/A2XC1CNCrn
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 17, 2020