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Coronavirus: 400 COVID-19 patients discharged in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday has announced that 400 patients have been discharged from the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria.

The NCDC posted on its website on Monday showed that the patients were discharged from isolation and treatment centres in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 20 states.

Lagos State recorded 247 recoveries, the highest by any state in the country followed by Abuja and Osun State with 40 and 22 discharged cases respectively.

Ogun, Edo, and Akwa Ibom States have discharged 10 patients each while Oyo has reported nine recoveries.

Kaduna State has discharged eight patients including the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai while Kano State has discharged seven patients.

Following weeks of treatment, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State was discharged after testing negative twice for COVID-19

The NCDC data also showed that Bauchi, Katsina, and Kwara States have discharged six patients each while Delta and Ondo States have recorded four and three recoveries respectively.

Rivers, Ekiti and Enugu States have two recoveries each while Anambra, Abia, Niger, and Sokoto States have discharged one patient each.

According to the data, 14 states namely Gombe, Borno, Yobe, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Zamfara, Taraba, Jigawa, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Plateau, Imo, and Benue were yet to discharge any COVID-19 patient.

The centre also said it has collected a total of 18,536 samples out of which 2,558 tested positive for COVID-19, noting that there are 2,071 active cases in the country while 87 fatalities have been recorded.

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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