Nigeria records 393 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed an additional 393 positive samples of COVID-19 in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The agency, in its update for Monday, said the FCT topped the list of infections with 121 new cases, followed by Lagos with 86 cases, and Edo with 70.

Other states that recorded new infections are Delta (30), Rivers (24), Plateau (16), Benue (11), Cross River (10), Abia (8), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Bauchi (3), Kano (3), Adamawa (2) and Taraba (1).

According to the NCDC, the report for Monday includes a backlog of one confirmed case for Taraba state on September 18.

Meanwhile, 338 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from the infection but six new deaths were also reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,661.

In total, Nigeria has a total of 202,191 cases of COVID-19 while 290,901 recoveries have been recorded across the country.


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