Plateau State has recorded its index case of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Nigeria’s health agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the first case of the disease in the state in a tweet on Thursday.
The NCDC noted that the infection in Plateau was among the 108 new COVID-19 cases reported across the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria to 981.
Seventy-eight of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 14 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), five in Ogun, four in Gombe, three in Borno, two in Akwa Ibom and one in Kwara State.
The NCDC says the new infection reported in Plateau means that 26, states in Nigeria have recorded at least a case of COVID-19 – excluding the FCT.
Nigeria also recorded three new fatalities on Thursday, raising the nation’s total death toll from 28 reported on Wednesday to 31.
However, no new patient was discharged from the treatment facilities across the country as the number of those who have recovered remained 197.
108 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
78 in Lagos
14 in FCT
5 in Ogun
4 in Gombe
2 in Akwa Ibom
1 in Kwara
1 in Plateau
As at 11:30 pm 23rd April there are 981 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 23, 2020