Nigeria has surpassed 100,000 cases of the dreaded novel Coronavirus. This was recorded on January 10 after 1,024 new samples tested positive, thus bringing the total number of infections to 100,087.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a statement on Sunday night.
Also, there were eight fatalities from complications arising from COVID19 on Sunday.
The agency said the total number of deaths was now 1,358 and the case fatality rate was 1.5 per cent in the country.
17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported new case. Lagos with 653 infections took more than 50% of the cases.
NCDC said that the country’s active cases were 18,699, while only two states, Kogi and Cross River, had no active case of the infection as at January 10.
The agency said the number of people who had recovered from the deadly virus is now 80,030.
“There are 613 COVID19 patients discharged across Nigeria in the last 24 hours with the total number of successfully treated cases rising to 80,030.
“Our discharges today includes 253 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with guidelines,” it said.
The agency said 1,025,560 people had been tested for the virus since it was first detected in the country 11 months back, with 13,976 tests carried out in the past 24 hours.