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“45 In Lagos, 17 In Kaduna” – Nigeria Records 131 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Rises To 56,735

Nigeria now has confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 131 new cases recorded on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 131 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735.

"45 In Lagos, 17 In Kaduna" - Nigeria Records 131 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Rises To 56,735 1

The NCDC made this known on Thursday night via its Twitter handle, where it disclosed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of infection with 45 cases, followed by Kaduna State with 17 cases.

Other states with new COVID-19 cases includes Plateau-17, FCT-16, Delta-6, Niger-6, Kwara-5, Oyo-3, Akwa Ibom-2, Cross River-2, Ekiti-2, Enugu-2, Osun-2, Sokoto-2, Bauchi-1, Ebonyi-1, Katsina-1, Rivers-1.

The health centre further revealed that 48,092 patients have now been discharged across the country, while 1,093 patients have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

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“On the 17th of September 2020, 131 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

“The 131 new COVID-19 cases are reported from 18 states in Nigeria- Lagos (45), Kaduna (17), Plateau (17), FCT (16), Delta (6), Niger (6), Kwara (5), Oyo (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Cross River (2), Ekiti (2), Enugu (2), Osun (2), Sokoto (2), Bauchi (1), Ebonyi (1), Katsina (1), Rivers (1)-1.”

“Till date, 56735 cases have been confirmed, 48092 cases have been discharged and 1093 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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See the breakdown of cases by state below;

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