Nigeria has recorded an increase of 128 percent in its daily figure of new coronavirus-related recoveries, with 1,816 patients discharged across the country on Monday.
The agency confirmed the new recoveries in its update for February 15, 2021.
This is the highest number of single-day recoveries recorded within the past four weeks — the last time the country’s daily record exceeded 1,800 was on January 17, when 3,950 patients were discharged.
According to the NCDC, the recoveries confirmed on Monday included 1,198 patients in Oyo, 227 in Lagos, and 53 in Kwara “managed in line with guidelines”.
A total of 123,009 patients have now been discharged across the country.
The development comes amid a relative drop in the figure of new cases recorded over the past 48 hours — 574 fresh infections were confirmed across 20 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday.
The new cases were recorded as follows: Kwara (98), Lagos (81), Edo (59), Ondo (44), FCT (41), Kano (34), Ogun (33), Kaduna (29), Osun (28), Enugu (23), Rivers (18), Delta (16), Akwa Ibom (15), Bauchi (12), Imo (10), Borno (8), Niger (8), Kebbi (7), Nasarawa (5) Gombe (3) and Ekiti (2).
Meanwhile, nine persons were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Monday, increasing the current fatality toll to 1,761.
A total of 146,928 cases have now been confirmed across the 36 states and the FCT, while 22,158 are currently active cases.