Nigeria records 296 new COVID-19 cases, reports one more death


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, while giving an update on the pandemic announced late night on Thursday, 27 August 2020 that 296 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recorded across the country.

The new cases were reported from 16 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Plateau State recorded the highest this time again with 85 more infections and this makes it the new epicentre of the disease in the country.

Others are Enugu – 46, Oyo – 31, Lagos – 21, Rivers – 20, FCT – 15, Kaduna – 13, Bauchi – 12, Delta and Ekiti – 11, Akwa Ibom – 7, Ebonyi – 6, Kwara – 5, Ogun and Osun – 4, Gombe – 3, and Niger – 2.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 53,317, while the death toll from the virus is 1,011 following the death of one more patient.

However, 445 more people have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country in the last 24 hours.

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