Three new deaths as Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections near 55,000

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Three people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Friday, increasing Nigeria’s fatality toll to 1,051.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new deaths in its update for September 4, 2020.

The agency also confirmed 156 new positive samples in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

With the cases confirmed on Friday, a total of 54,743 coronavirus infections have now been recorded in the country.

According to the breakdown for September 4, Lagos topped the list of states with new cases with 36 positive samples, followed by FCT, with 35 and Oyo with 29, while Niger had the least figure with one infection recorded in the state.

A total of 189 people were discharged on Friday, increasing the number of recoveries to 42,816.

As of September 4, only three states still have more than 1,000 positive coronavirus infections each.

Out of the country’s current figure of 10,876 active cases, FCT has the most patients with 3,619 cases, followed by Lagos with 2,820 and Oyo with 1,173.

Aside from Plateau which currently has 990 active cases, all other states with positive infections have less than 400 COVID-19 patients each.

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