The federal capital territory (FCT) has discharged nine COVID-19 patients.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Muhammed Bello, FCT minister, said the patients have returned to their homes after testing negative for the disease.
The development brings the total number of discharged patients in the nation’s capital to 20.
The minister said two of the nine patients were treated at the National Hospital, while the other seven were treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
“Dear FCT residents, I am delighted to announce the discharge of an additional nine (9) #COVID19 patients in the FCT after they tested negative. They have now returned to their homes,” Bello tweeted.
“The total number of discharged patients in the FCT is now 20 as at 5:50 am, April 15th, 2020. Out of the nine (9) newly discharged, two (2) were treated at the National Hospital Isolation and Treatment Centre while the other seven (7) were treated at the UniAbuja Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre, Gwagwalada.
“I urge FCT residents to adhere to all safety measures. #StaySafe.”
The nation’s capital has so far recorded 58 cases of the disease — the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Nigeria recorded 373 cases of the disease as of Tuesday.