COVID-19: Death Toll Exceeds 1,700 As Nigeria Records 1,131 New Cases

On Wednesday Nigeria recorded eight more deaths and a total of 1,702 since the outbreak of the infectious disease.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said the country recorded 1,131 new cases in 21 states plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The new record takes the total confirmed cases to 142,578 while recoveries hit 116,947 as 1,192 got discharged on Wednesday.

A break down of COVID-19 cases by states are as follows:

Lagos-297
FCT-194
Kaduna-83
Kano-59
Oyo-58
Taraba-53
Imo-52
Osun-47
Plateau-45
Edo-43
Akwa Ibom-42
Rivers-42
Ogun-29
Kwara-24
Benue-21
Nasarawa-16
Ekiti-7
Bauchi-6
Delta-6
Bayelsa-4
Sokoto-2
Gombe-1

Total confirmed: 142,578
Total discharged 116,947
Total deaths: 1,702