Nigeria records 477 infection, three deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 477 people tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

The latest positive samples of COVID-19 were recorded in 17 states and the FCT, according to the agency’s update for September 24.

Lagos topped the COVID-19 infection chart with 113, followed by 79 and 68 cases in Rivers and FCT respectively.

Other states include Kaduna (68), Delta (37), Abia (36), Oyo (16), Benue (12), Akwa Ibom (9), Plateau (9), Cross River (7), Edo (6), Ekiti (6), Katsina (4), Jigawa (3), Bayelsa (2), Ogun (1), and Yobe (1).

The agency said the report includes a backlog of confirmed cases in Kaduna for September 23 and 24 — 29 and 39 cases respectively.

Three persons died of the infection on Friday, raising the death toll in the country to 2,672.

The NCDC said 197 people were discharged on Friday after recovering from the infection.

To date, a total of 203,991 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed, with 192,139 recoveries.

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