The number of fatalities recorded so far from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has surpassed the 1,000 mark.
Six months after the Nigeria reported its first cases of COVID-19 in February, the death toll has now crossed the 1000 mark.
August 23, 2020 Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that 1,002 people have lost the battle to COVID-19 in the country.
The figure reported by the NCDC in its latest update on the disease on Sunday shows that five more people infected with COVID-19 died in the last 24 hours.
322 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1002 deaths pic.twitter.com/HvHcYSS3PS
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 23, 2020