The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, reported 216 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country.
The nation’s health agency disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Plateau retains it’s place as the state with the highest number with 59 new infections, followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos which have 27, 22, and 20 more infections respectively.
Others are Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna and FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi, Osun and Ekiti – 4, Delta and Edo – 3, Akwa Ibom – 2, and Bauchi – 1.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country since Nigeria reported its first infection in February to 54,463.
However, fatality rate has increased by four, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,027.
On the positive note, the number of recoveries increased to 42,439 after 429 more patients were successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.