By G9ija

COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19 killed 19 Nigerians on the eve of Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced.

Ten of the deaths were reported by Delta state, but they were for August 19th (1), September 9th (1), 10th (2), 11th (1), 17th (1), 19th (1), 23rd (2), and 24th (1).

There were 281 additional COVID-19 cases in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), it said.

While Kwara and Plateau recorded 20 cases each, Rivers has 17.

NCDC said that 193,617 patients were discharged after they recovered from the virus.

At the moment, Nigeria is attending to 9,427 active cases, out of the 3,043,321 samples tested.

Breakdown of new cases

FCT-111
Lagos-34
Edo-33
Kwara-20
Plateau-20
Rivers-17
Abia-10
Imo-8
Delta-7
Nasarawa-7
Ekiti-6
Akwa Ibom-3
Oyo-2
205,765 confirmed
193,617 discharged
2,720 deaths