Coronavirus: Nigeria records 386 new cases. 522 patients recover [ARTICLE]

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The update from the Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC) showed that the country has registered a total of 43,537 cases since its index case was announced in February.

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The new Saturday cases were recorded in 17 states and in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

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With 130 new cases, FCT registered the highest number of new cases for the third consecutive day.

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Lagos, which generally records the highest number of new cases and is the epicenter of the outbreak in Nigeria, recorded the second largest with 65 cases.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Oluearlier on Saturday lifted some restrictions around social gatherings, noting that there was a gradual decrease in the positivity rate in the last two weeks.

Ondo registered 37 new cases on Saturday, followed by Osun with 29, Plateau with 23, Rivers with 15, Enugu with 14, Nasarawa with 12 and Bayelsa and Ebonyi with 11 each.

Other states that registered new cases are Ekiti (9), Oyo (8), Edo (8), Abia (6), Ogun (3), Katsina (3), Imo (1) and Adamawa (1).

522 patients who recovered from the new disease were also released from care on Saturday.

One of them is the governor of the state of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, who announced on Saturday that he had tested negative for the disease after 11 days in isolation.

A total of 20,087 people have recovered from the highly infectious disease since March.

The death toll rose to 883, with four new coronavirus-related deaths recorded on Saturday.

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