However, according to the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, Plateau’s figures are as a result of “aggressive sample collection”.
“The evidence is that we have more confirmed cases being reported from Plateau state and we have told you that Plateau decided to be very aggressive and they collected a lot of samples in all their local government areas,” Elsie Ilori, deputy director of the NCDC, said at a media briefing on Monday.
Meanwhile, Nigeria hit a major low in its daily figure of recoveries for August with 125 patients discharged on Monday.
The NCDC confirmed the new recoveries in its update for August 31, 2020.
The number of recoveries for Monday is the lowest in six weeks — the last time the country recorded less than 130 in its daily count of discharged patients was on July 14 when 121 people were confirmed to have recovered.
Although the figure of discharged patients increased slightly from 41,513 to 41,638, no death was recorded for Monday, leaving the fatality toll at 1,013, while Nigeria has now crossed the 54,000 mark in its tally of confirmed cases.
Out of more than 400,000 samples tested, 54,008 cases have now been confirmed in 36 states and the FCT.