476 new cases recorded in Nigeria as COVID-19 tolls 50,964


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday, 21 August 2020, disclosed the latest COVID-19 figures in a tweet on its official handle.

The health agency reported 476 new cases of COVID-19 in the country though Nigeria had reported fewer confirmed cases in recent weeks, Thurday’s new infections which was recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory has taken the total cases to 50,964.

Lagos, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has had increase in the number of cases in recent times and recorded 235 new infections and followed by the FCT with 44 more infections.

Other states with new reported infections include Kaduna- 41,  Borno– 33, Plateau– 28, Abia– 13, Edo– 13, Rivers- 12, Imo– 11, Oyo– 10 and Kano– 9, Kwara- 7, Enugu and Katsina – 5, Gombe and Ogun – 4, Nasarawa and Zamfara with 1 case each.

There are 12,403 active COVID-19 cases in the country at the moment after the testing of 366,244 samples while the fatality figure has also neared the 1000 mark.

Even though the casualty number is close to a thousand, 37,569 persons who contracted the disease have been successfully treated and discharged.


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