This comes four days after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said no new fatality was reported.
In an early-morning tweet on Friday, the agency stated that the total number of deaths from the pandemic was 2,027, since Nigeria reported its first case in late February 2020.
It, however, noted that 137 new cases were reported on Thursday from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
135 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
2,027 deaths pic.twitter.com/WQVYEQElFs
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 18, 2021
According to the NCDC which is responsible for managing disease outbreaks in the country, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 161,409 cases, while 146,890 infected patients have been successfully treated and discharged.
“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,” the agency said.
See the breakdown of COVID-19 cases according to states below:
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|