The number of Nigerians who have recovered from COVID-19 has exceeded the 1,000 mark, as more people are being discharged across the country.
As of May 12, the Nigeria Centre Disease Control (NCDC) noted that a total of 959 people who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered fully from the disease.
Following the latest update from NCDC on Wednesday, May 13, 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, Nigeria 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.
Among the recoveries recorded were a 98-year-old woman and 25 other patients who were successfully treated in Lagos State.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealed that the woman was the oldest coronavirus patient in the state.
He noted that the 25 others comprised 13 males and 12 females, adding that Lagos – the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria – now has a total of 528 recoveries from COVID-19.