Nigeria reports 321 more COVID-19 cases, recoveries near 40,000


Nigeria has recorded 321 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is just as the nation’s airports are preparing for the resumption of international flights.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the figure in a late-night tweet on Monday.

The latest figure is just a case lower than the tally reported in the previous day bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 52,548.

According to the NCDC, the additional cases were reported from 23 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Lagos has 98, FCT – 34, Kaduna – 30, Nasarawa – 25, Benue – 21, Plateau – 17, Rivers – 15, Adamawa – 11, and Ogun – 11.

Others are Enugu – nine, Edo – eight, Delta – seven, Ekiti – seven, Gombe – five, Ebonyi – four, Bayelsa – three, Kano – three, Ondo – three, Cross River – two, Imo – two, Kebbi – two, Niger – two, Abia – one, and Bauchi – one.

Even as the total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the country nears the 53,000 mark, more recoveries have been recorded in recent times.

According to data released by the NCDC in its latest update on the outbreak, an additional 321 infected patients have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.

As of August 24, 2020, 12,287 cases are still active, with the nation’s recovery figure now put at 39,257 representing over 74.70 per cent of the infections.

Notwithstanding, the death toll from the disease which is now put at 1,004 has continued to increase, although at a snail’s pace.

Despite crossing the 1,000 mark on Sunday, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has maintained that Nigeria has continued to record a steady decline in its Case Fatality Rate (CFR) over the last few months.

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