Five new patients were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, increasing the country’s current fatality toll to 1,075.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new figure in its update for September 10, 2020.
The agency also confirmed 197 new cases in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), representing a slight increase from Wednesday when 176 samples tested positive for the virus.
According to the breakdown, Plateau recorded the most cases with 83 new infections, followed by Lagos with 48, and Kaduna with 17.
A total of 200 patients were discharged on Thursday, increasing the number of recoveries to 43,810.