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Nigeria registers 163 new coronavirus cases

Total number of cases in country reaches 60,266 with 1,115 deaths

12.10.2020
Nigeria registers 163 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA 

Nigeria has reported 163 more coronavirus cases, bringing the tally in the country to 60,266, local health authorities said.

“On the 11th of October 2020, 163 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its latest update.

According to the recent update, the death toll in the country has reached 1,115, while the total number of recovered patients reached 51,735.

With over 20,000 infections, the commercial capital Lagos remains Nigeria’s worst-hit city. It is followed by the Federal Capital Territory, which includes the capital Abuja, with more than 5,800 cases, and the southwestern Plateau State, where more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed.

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is among the five hardest-hit countries on the continent, along with South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, and Ethiopia.

Its economy has been badly hit by the pandemic, as well as low oil prices. Crude is a major source of foreign exchange earnings for Nigeria.

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