Nigeria

NCDC records 89 new coronavirus cases, 169 recoveries

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said seven more people have died from the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,647.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

According to the agency’s update for October 18, the new cases were recorded in eight states.

The states that reported new infections are Kaduna (34), Abia (22), Delta (11), Kano (8), Rivers (8), Bauchi (4), Jigawa (1), and Zamfara (1).

The NCDC said one person died of the infection on Monday, bringing the number of fatalities to 2,838.

But 169 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from the infection.

Since the index case in February 2020, 209,387 infections have been confirmed, but with 197,312 recoveries across the country.

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