Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases Exceed 56,000 with 188 new cases; death toll now 1,000

Nigeria on Friday recorded 188 new COVID-19 cases.

This was made known by The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), via its verified Twitter handle.

The NCDC disclosed that the cases were recorded in 18 states of the federation and Abuja.

It added that one person died from complications resulting from the virus on Friday.

Consequently, the number of COVID-19 fatalities increased from 1,075 to 1,076.

Also, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 56,017.

Meanwhile, 43,998 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Friday night.

The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: Lagos (47), Enugu (25), Plateau (21), FCT (14), Abia (11), Delta (10), Bauchi (8), Ondo (8), Kaduna (8), and Ogun (6).

Others are – Imo (5), Benue (4), Katsina (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Kwara (3), Oyo (3), Rivers (2) and, Yobe (2).

The NCDC said: “56,017 cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“Discharged: 43,998 AND Deaths: 1,076