148 new cases push Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll to 60,982

October 16, 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 148 new cases of coronavirus in the country, according to its official twitter handle on Thursday. It said that the 148 new cases were from 14 states in the last 24 hours, distributed as follows, Lagos State (66), FCT (25), Oyo (13), Plateau (11), Kaduna (7), Rivers (6), Ebonyi (5), Ekiti (4), Ogun (4), Imo (2), Ondo (2), Edo (1), Nasarawa (1), and Taraba (1).


The NCDC said the 148 new cases brings the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 60,982. The public health agency noted that till date, 60,982 cases have been confirmed, 52,194 discharged and 1,116 dead across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. It said that two new laboratories have been accredited for inclusion into the private, fee-paying laboratories for COVID-19 testing in the country.

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