Nigeria Records Third-Lowest New COVID-19 Cases

298 COVID-19 Cases straightnews
298 COVID-19 Cases

Since June 8, Nigeria has reported 298 more infections, the third-lowest COVID-19 cases.

On August 4, the country reported 288 COVID-19 infections and just one week later, it recorded 290 new cases.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the latest figure in a late-night tweet on Sunday.

It explained that the new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Plateau reported the highest number of new cases – 108, followed by Kaduna with 49 while Lagos – the nation’s epicentre of the disease, recorded 47.

Others are Ogun – 18, Osun – 17, FCT – 15, Ondo – 14, Edo – eight, Oyo – six, Akwa Ibom – four, Cross River – four, Borno – three, Ekiti – two, while Bauchi, Kano, and Rivers have one more case each.

The new figure, which is 27 lesser than the last number of infections recorded on Saturday, brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to 49,068.

According to the latest update on the outbreak, the nation’s health agency revealed that 207 more people have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.

This represents about 73.38 per cent of the infections, leaving 11,596 cases active.

On the other hand, the death toll from the disease is also witnessing a slow increase as it approaches the 1,000 mark.

As of August 16, 2020, the NCDC put the fatality figure at 975 noting that one more person has lost the battle to COVID-19.

Confirmed Cases by States
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 16,503 1,835 14,467 201
FCT 4,729 3,331 1,352 46
Oyo 2,958 1,344 1,581 33
Edo 2,431 173 2,158 100
Rivers 2,006 140 1,810 56
Plateau 1,816 969 823 24
Kaduna 1,815 208 1,595 12
Kano 1,679 259 1,366 54
Delta 1,639 155 1,440 44
Ogun 1,563 209 1,329 25
Ondo 1,395 593 774 28
Enugu 997 168 810 19
Ebonyi 931 52 852 27
Kwara 906 242 641 23
Osun 754 321 419 14
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 706 93 577 36
Abia 677 126 546 5
Gombe 676 74 579 23
Bauchi 583 31 538 14
Imo 506 328 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 374 90 272 12
Bayelsa 352 10 321 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 250 34 208 8
Niger 229 49 168 12
Ekiti 206 105 98 3
Adamawa 185 54 119 12
Anambra 156 7 131 18
Sokoto 154 138 16
Kebbi 90 82 8
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Cross River 77 24 45 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 3 2
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