The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in Nigeria has now surpassed 60,000.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 159 new recoveries on Monday, increasing the country’s total number of discharged patients to 60,069. The agency confirmed the new recoveries in its update for November 9, 2020.
The development comes more than one month after Nigeria exceeded 50,000 recoveries 421 patients were discharged on September 30, increasing the recovery count to 50,358 at the time.
Between September 1 and October 31, 2020, more than 16,000 people were discharged across the country.
However, with less than 17,000 recoveries in two months, the rate recorded a significant drop between September 1 and October 31, when compared to more than 20,000 recoveries for August alone the number of discharged patients increased from 20,087 to 41,638 in August.
Meanwhile, four persons were confirmed to have died of coronavirus complications on Monday, increasing the current fatality toll to 1,158. NCDC also confirmed 98 new infections in six states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
According to the breakdown, the cases are distributed as follows: 50 in Lagos, 24 in FCT, nine in Kwara, four in Edo, three in Kaduna, and two each in Ondo and Plateau.
A total of 64,184 infections have now been confirmed across the country.