The number of Nigerians who have been discharged after they recovered and tested negative twice for COVID-19 has exceeded the 1,000 mark.
As of Tuesday, May 12th 2020, the Nigeria Centre Disease Control (NCDC) had given an update that a total of 959 people who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered fully from the disease.
In light of the latest update by the NCDC on Wednesday, May 13th, Nigeria’s recovery figure rose to 1,070 after 111 patients were discharged from various treatment centres across the country.
Despite the increasing number of recoveries, the country confirmed more positive cases of COVID-19 with the number of infections now at 4,971.
The nation’s death toll rose from 158 to 164, with six new fatalities.