COVID-19: Nigeria’s death toll crosses 1000, total cases now 52,227


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in a late night tweet on Sunday, 23, August 2020, disclosed that 322 new coronavirus cases have been reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

The data from the nation’s health agency indicated that 1,002 people have lost the battle to COVID-19 in the country as five more people infected with the virus died in the last 24 hours.

Lagos, the epicenter of the disease reported the highest with 130 new cases followed by Bauchi and the FCT with 36 and 25 new cases respectively.

Other states are Edo- 17, Bayelsa, Ogun and Oyo with 14 cases each, Anambra- 13, Kaduna- 12, Ondo- 11, Abia- 10, Osun- 6, Plateau and Kwara- 5 each, Kano- 4, Ebonyi- 3, Sokoto- 2, Borno- 1.

However, 279 more people have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres across the country making a total of 38,945 recovered cases.

This represents 74.56 per cent of the total COVID-19 infections in Nigeria, while 12,280 cases are still active.

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