Plateau, Rivers, Abia top list as NCDC confirms 216 new COVID-19 cases – September 2nd

The new cases were confirmed in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

According to the breakdown, Plateau recorded 59 positive samples, followed by Rivers with 27, Abia with 22, while Lagos had 20.

The Wednesday figure reflected a slight drop in the daily case count over the past 24 hours – 239 new infections were confirmed on Tuesday.Advertisement

However, four new deaths were recorded in FCT, Plateau, Ondo and Ekiti, increasing the country’s fatality toll from 1,023 to 1,027.

Nigeria’s daily figure of recoveries also rose to its highest in five days with 429 people discharged.

Out of more than 410,000 samples tested since February, 54,463 have been confirmed positive but 42,439 patients have recovered.

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