FCT, Oyo Lead As Nigeria Records 112 New COVID-19 Cases
As Nigeria continues its fight against COVID-19, 112 new cases of the deadly virus have been recorded in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
These cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its update for November 14, 2020.
According to the breakdown, FCT and Oyo topped the list of states with 27 infections each, followed by Bayelsa and Rivers with nine new positive samples each while Kano recorded the least figure with one case.
Nigeria has recorded over 1,000 new cases within the past week — as of November 7, the country had confirmed 63,790 infections.
Findings revealed that Nigeria has confirmed more than 2,000 new positive samples within the past two weeks beginning on November 1.
Meanwhile, the number of new recoveries has dropped steadily over the past weeks.
As of July 31, Nigeria had confirmed 43,151 discharged patients, and the figure increased to 54,008 by August 31.
However, within the month of September, the recovery count recorded only a slight increase, as it moved from 54,247 on September 1 to 58,848 within four weeks.
Nigeria crossed 61,000 recoveries with 93 people discharged across the country on Saturday — a total of 61,029 patients have now been confirmed to have recovered from COVID-19.
No new death was recorded on Saturday, leaving the current fatality toll at 1,163.
A total of 64,996 coronavirus infections have now been confirmed across the country.
112 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,163 deaths pic.twitter.com/xdWY1ngyfp
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) November 14, 2020