As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 144 new cases of the deadly disease in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The COVID-19 result was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Tuesday, November 16.
According to the agency, the states with the new confirmed cases are Imo (38), Plateau (20), Lagos (17), FCT (16), Kwara (15), Zamfara (15) and Ondo (7).
Others are Rivers (5), Taraba (4), Oyo (3), Bauchi (2), while Edo and Ekiti reported one case each.
The NCDC said a total of 436 recoveries were made, while five persons succumbed to the infection.
The agency said Tuesday’s report includes 269 recoveries for the FCT for 15th and 16th November, including community discharges.
It also includes 20 infections reported in Plateau on 15th and 16th November as well as 17 cases logged in Lagos on 15th and 16th November, 2021.
So far, 213,321 infections have been confirmed out of which 206,206 patients have been discharged, while the country’s fatality figure stands at 2,973.