The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced Tuesday night, 18 August 2020, that it recorded 410 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.
The total coronavirus cases in Nigeria has neared 50,000 as its confirmed figure was 49,485 infections.
Lagos, the country’s virus epicentre reported 210 new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, reported 45 new infections.
Other states with new cases include: Ondo- 30, Plateau- 21, Edo- 19, Ogun- 16, Oyo- 13, Nasarawa- 12, Bauchi- 11, Enugu- 10, Kwara- 7, Kaduna- 6, Anambra- 4, Ebonyi- 3, Abia- 2, Rivers- 1.
Four new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours as the total toll of confirmed deaths from the virus reached 981.
More than 37, 000 have recovered and have been discharged after treatment in the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital, Abuja.