Nigeria: Over 40,000 Coronavirus patients have recovered - NCDC

As at August 26, 2020 the number of coronavirus patients who have recovered and been discharged in Nigeria exceeded 40,000, according to the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

The development comes close to six months after the country confirmed its first case of the virus on February 27, 2020.

The Nigerian health agency also confirmed 221 new infections in 19 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) in its update for Wednesday.

According to the breakdown, five states topped the list of new cases, Plateau with 60, FCT with 33, Kaduna with 26, Rivers with 18, while Lagos had 17 positive samples.

The Wednesday count is the lowest since May, and at the time, the total number of confirmed cases was below 10,000, out of which less than 3,000 recoveries had been recorded.

For August 26, a total of 317 recoveries were recorded, increasing the country’s current number of discharged patients to 40,281.

Three new deaths were recorded on Wednesday as well, and the fatality toll now stands at 1,010.

However, out of over 380,000 samples now tested across the country, 53,021 have been confirmed positive, while 11,730 are still active cases.

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