The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday midnight said that the death toll for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria had climbed to 1, 083.
The NCDC made the disclosure on its official twitter handle confirming that there were 132 new infections.
It also stated that one new fatality raised the death toll to 1,083. The agency said 132 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded across Nigeria on Monday, Sept. 14.
NCDC mentioned that the new cases has brought the number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,388 noting that 185 people had been treated and had recovered from the virus, bringing the nation’s number of recovery to 44,337.
According to the agency, Lagos State had the highest number of recorded cases on Monday with 52, Gombe State followed with 27 cases and Plateau State came next with 17 cases.
The other states were Kwara-10, Enugu-9, Ogun-9 , Katsina-3 , Ekiti-2 , Bauchi-1 , Osun-1 and Rivers-1.
The NCDC had said that as at September 14, 132 new confirmed cases and one death were recorded in the country. It said: “Till date, 56388 cases have been confirmed, 44337 cases have been discharged and 1083 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
Meanwhile, it has said that it was very necessary for Nigerians to take responsibility to maintain the gains achieved in the nation’s response to COVID-19, in order to reduce the risk of a spike in cases as international flights resume.
“We have updated the self-isolation guideline to reflect the current protocol for return travelers, this can be accessed on our website – covid19.ncdc.gov.ng. Every returning traveler must carry out a COVID-19 test, after seven days of self isolation,” the NCDC stated.