For the first time since COVID-19 spread into Nigeria, the number of persons discharged in one day exceeded the figure of new cases recorded across the country.
This is the highest rate of recoveries recorded in Nigeria with 649 people discharged within 24 hours.
The new figure was given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its update for July 2, 2020.
Published just before midnight on Thursday, the update showed that 626 new samples tested positive for the coronavirus in 19 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
Thirteen more people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday.
Out of a total of 27,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 35 states and the FCT, 10,801 patients have recovered while 616 deaths have occurred.
626 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
616 deaths pic.twitter.com/v4AOwNPHuN
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 2, 2020