The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
This figure, which was obtained from NCDC’s official twitter handle Wednesday remained significantly low when compared with figures recorded in the country in the last three months.
It recalls that on Aug. 4, Nigeria reported 288 COVID-19 new cases and 290 one week later, while another low figure of 252 was recorded on Aug. 25.
NCDC said that there were more persons who died of COVID-19 related complications in the country in the last 24 hours with the national death toll rising to 1,010.
The NCDC said that the number of recovery crossed the 40,000 mark after 317 more people were treated and discharged from isolation centres across the country.
The agency stated that this brought the total number of recovered cases in the country to 40,281, representing almost 76 per cent of the total number of confirmed infections put at 53,021.
The public health agency said that the 221 new cases were reported from 20 states.
The agency said that Plateau state reported 60, which was the highest of the day.
Among others were FCT, 33, Kaduna, 26, Rivers, 18, Lagos, 17, Enugu, 9 , Kwara, 9, Ondo, 9, Nasarawa, 6, Gombe, 5, Anambra, 5, Delta, 4, Abia, 4, Imo, 3, Edo, 2, Ogun, 2, Oyo, 2, Osun, 2, Bauchi, 1, and Kano, 1.