Nigeria Records Increase in Daily COVID-19 Cases With 601 New InfectionsAfrican News, Featured, Latest News, News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 601 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 51,905.
The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.
It said that one death was recorded in the country.
The NCDC noted that till date, 51,905 cases had been confirmed, 38,767 discharged and 997 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The health agency said Lagos recorded a big leap in the number of reported infections compared with the past few weeks with 404 confirmed new cases.
The states and the number of infections confirmed on Saturday were FCT; 37, Oyo; 19, Ondo; 14, Abia; 13, Enugu; 13, Kaduna; 13, Edo; 12, Kano; 12, Kwara; 11, Ebonyi; 10, Nasarawa; 7, Ogun; 6, Osun; 5, Delta; 5, Niger; 5, Plateau; 4, Bayelsa; 4, Katsina; 3, Ekiti; 2 and Imo; 2.
NCDC stated that Lagos State reported the recovery of 684 COVID-19 patients managed in the community in line with the new case management guidelines.
The agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate national response activities across the country.
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