The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday, 31 August 2020, confirmed 143 new cases of infection reported in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
This takes the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 54,008.
According to the data from the health agency, Nigeria’s new pandemic epicentre, Plateau State, had the highest number with 35 infected persons and Kaduna with 21 new cases.
Lagos State had 19 fresh cases of the virus, FCT – 13, Ebonyi – 9, Adamawa, Katsina and Enugu – 7, Edo – 6, Kwara – 5, Osun State -3, Anambra, Kano, Niger and Ogun – 2 cases each, Benue, Borno and Sokoto – 1 case each.
Of the number of cases, 41,638 persons have been treated and discharged from several states in the country with 1,013 deaths, however, confirmed from the pandemic.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has called for caution in the face of declining infections and urged Nigerians to remain vigilant as the virus is still potent.