Nigeria on Monday recorded 48 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the country to 162,642.
This was disclosed in a late night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), saying the 48 cases were reported in eight states.
According to the health agency, this brings the death toll to 2049 since Nigeria reported its index case in February 2020.
The statement added, “Till date, 162,641 cases have been confirmed, 150,466 cases have been discharged and 2049 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 48 new cases are reported from 8 states- Lagos (13), Kaduna (7), Nasarawa (7), Kano (6), Kwara (5), Ondo (4), Akwa Ibom (3), and Osun (3).”
According to the NCDC, 1,767,694 samples have been tested till date, with 40,227 samples tested in one week, the News Agency of Nigeria added.
The health agency said that 158 more people were discharged after testing negative to the virus across the country in the last 24 hours.
“Our discharges today include 28 community recoveries in Ekiti State managed in line with guidelines,” NCDC stated.