After so many days without cases of covid-19 death, Nigeria on Wednesday announced new death from the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,066
This is as the country also reported 47 new cases, increasing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 165,559.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave the update on Wednesday night via its Twitter handle.
The new COVID-19 cases were reported in four states: Lagos-28, Rivers-14, Akwa Ibom-1 and Ekiti-1.
A breakdown of the data shows that 16 people were discharged on Wednesday after testing negative for the virus. This brings the total number of discharged persons after treatment to 156,374.
According to the NCDC, Nigeria has tested 1,977,479 since the beginning of the pandemic in February 27, 2020.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has said the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines would soon be administered on eligible men and women who have received their first shots.
The country has so far received about 4.4 million doses of the vaccine