The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has discharged additional 1,154 people who tested negative to the COVID-19 virus after receiving treatment.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
It stated that the nation’s total recoveries increased to 159,935.
The public health agency stated that the country’s active cases stood at 5,638 across the country.
The agency also reported 17 new cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166,534.
It stated that the 17 new infections are from five states, in the past 24 hours.
Lagos, the nation’s epic centre, reported eight more new cases, River five, Kano two and Kaduna and Plateau one case each.
Today’s report includes a backlog of recoveries from Ondo State from January 31, 2021 to date.
“Zero cases were reported from Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Sokoto, Abia, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, and Ekiti States,” the NCDC stated.
The NCDC noted that there was no COVID-19 related fatality on Tuesday, with the death toll remaining at 2,099.
The agency said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities.
Meanwhile, the agency has advised Nigerian businesses to please remember to keep their employees and customers safe.
“Ensure proper use of face mask, conduct temperature checks, provide hand washing facilities and ensure physical distancing. These are guidelines for employers and business owners,” it added.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the public health institute said with 39,818 tests processed across the nation in one week, the country has now conducted a total of 2,133,061 tests since the first case was announced in 2020.