Nigeria has crossed the 50,000 mark of confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the discovery of 593 more cases.
This was as Akwa Ibom has added 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total reported cases in the state to 260.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), an agency saddled with the responsibility of compiling figures reported, puts the confirmed number at 50,488.
New cases were reported in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of the states, Plateau took the lead with 186 more infections and is trailed by Lagos and the FCT, where 172 and 62 new cases were recorded respectively.
Others are Oyo – 27, Delta – 25, Rivers – 20, Ondo – 19, Edo – 18, Kaduna – 17, Enugu – 12, Ogun – seven, Abia – six, Gombe – six, Kano – three, and Osun – three.
Wednesday’s figure is 176 higher than the number of cases reported the previous day, but more patients have continued to recover from the virus.
Latest data from the nation’s health agency indicates that 470 more people have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.
Nigeria’s total recovery figure stands at 37,304, representing 73.88 per cent of the total number of cases confirmed so far.
As of 11:40 on Wednesday, the country has 12,452 active cases of COVID-19 with 985 deaths recorded so far from each state of the Federation and the FCT.
See the breakdown of cases according to states below:
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|