The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 163 new coronavirus infections in 11 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The agency confirmed the new cases in its update for October 11, 2020.
According to the breakdown, Lagos alone accounted for over half of the new cases with 113 new positive samples — representing a significant increase in its daily count of infections — followed by Kaduna with 21, and Osun with 8.
With the new cases, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Lagos has now exceeded 20,000 — the highest so far in the country.
Although Lagos is the only state that has crossed 10,000 cases, it has also recorded the most recoveries, with over 15,000 patients discharged.
Following a long way behind Lagos is FCT with 5,806 confirmed infections, and Plateau with 3,537 cases so far.
The number of new recoveries also recorded a significant drop over the past 24 hours with 24 people discharged on Sunday — this is Nigeria’s lowest daily count in over five months.
No new death was recorded on Sunday, leaving the current fatality toll at 1,115.
Out of 60,266 cases of the coronavirus now confirmed in all 36 states and the FCT, 51,735 recoveries have been recorded, while 7,416 are still active cases.
Lagos has the most active cases with 4,568 patients, followed by Oyo with 711, and Plateau with 506.
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