The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 146 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 65,839 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 61,573 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while an additional two deaths has increased the number to 1,165.
Meanwhile, a new study shows COVID-19 carriers ‘most infectious earlier on’. According to the BBC, people are most likely to pass on coronavirus within the first five days of having symptoms, an extensive study suggests.
The research indicates patients had the highest levels of virus early on in their illness and “live” virus, capable of replicating, was found up to nine days after symptoms began.
UK scientists say their study emphasises early isolation is critical to stopping spread.
The work appears in the Lancet Microbe.