Nigeria Records 176 New COVID-19 Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has recorded fresh 176 COVID-19 cases with three new casualties as released on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC disclosed this via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

It said that the 176 new cases were recorded in 16 states; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Additionally, the new infections have seen total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 55,632 in Nigeria.

Also, a total of 43,610 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Wednesday night.

A breakdown of the 176 new cases on a state-by-state basis shows that the FCT came out tops in the list of states that reported new infections. The FCT recorded 40 new cases.

Others include Lagos (34), Plateau (26), Enugu (14), Delta (12), Ogun (12), Ondo (9), Oyo (8) and Ekiti (6). Also listed are – Ebonyi (4), Adamawa (2), Kwara (2); Rivers (2), Nasarawa (2), Edo (1), Osun (1) and, Bauchi (1).

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, September 9, directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of federal tertiary hospitals to “immediately” commence the use of consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps to provide routine services.

Ehanire issued this statement in the aftermath of the nationwide strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors.

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