Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 1.24m As Death Toll Nears 30,000

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 131 new cases of Coronavirus and two deaths arising from the disease.

The health body announced the latest figures via a post on its official website.

Part of the post read: “On the 17th of September 2020, 131 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 56735 cases have been confirmed, 48092 cases have been discharged and 1093 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”


Of the 131 new cases, Lagos recorded the highest number – 45, followed by Kaduna and plateau which recorded 17 cases each.

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Others are; FCT (16), Delta (6), Niger (6), Kwara (5), Oyo (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Cross River (2), Ekiti (2), Enugu (2), Osun (2), Sokoto (2), Bauchi (1), Ebonyi (1), Katsina (1), Rivers (1).

The new cases were reported from 17 states and Abuja.