Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise by 153 to 59,001


Martins Ifijeh

Nigeria has recorded 153 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 59,001 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

Announcing this Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Lagos recorded 81 new cases; Rivers, 21; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 11; Ogun, eight; Kaduna, seven; Oyo, six; Akwa Ibom, five; Osun and Katsina, three each; Edo, Ebonyi and Nasarawa, two each; while Plateau and Kano recorded one each.

It said: “So far, Nigeria has recorded 59,001 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 50,452 patients have been discharged, while 1,112 persons have died.”