Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 90 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the cases were recorded in seven states of the federation and Abuja.
Lagos recorded the day’s highest toll with 33 cases while Plateau recorded 27 cases.
Others are Kaduna-17, Ogun-6, FCT-4, Anambra-1, Ekiti-1, and Nasarawa-1.
It added that five persons died from complications resulting from the virus on Tuesday.
Consequently, the number of COVID-19 fatalities increased from 1,083 to 1,088.
Also, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 56,478.
Meanwhile, 44,430 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Tuesday night.
The NCDC said: “56,478 cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“Discharged: 44,430 AND Deaths: 1,088.”
90 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,088 deaths pic.twitter.com/9C8SVatXVX
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 15, 2020