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“108 In Plateau, 49 In Kaduna” – Nigeria Confirms 298 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 49,068

Nigeria now has 49,068 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 298 new cases recorded on Sunday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 298 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 49,068.

"108 In Plateau, 49 In Kaduna" - Nigeria Confirms 298 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 49,068 1

The NCDC made this known on Sunday night via its Twitter handle, where it disclosed that Plateau State recorded the highest number of infections with 108 cases, followed by Kaduna State with 49 cases.

Other states with new COVID-19 cases include Lagos-47, Ogun-18, Osun-17, FCT-15, Ondo-14, Edo-8, Oyo-6, Akwa Ibom-4, Cross River-4, Borno-3, Ekiti-2, Bauchi-1, Kano-1, Rivers-1.

The health centre further revealed that 36,497 patients have now been discharged across the country, with 975 patients losing their lives to the coronavirus.

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“On the 16th of August 2020, 298 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

“The 298 new cases are reported from 16 states- Plateau (108), Kaduna (49), Lagos (47), Ogun (18), Osun (17), FCT (15), Ondo (14), Edo (8), Oyo (6), Akwa Ibom (4), Cross River (4), Borno (3), Ekiti (2), Bauchi (1), Kano (1) and Rivers (1).

“Till date, 49068 cases have been confirmed, 36497 cases have been discharged and 975 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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See the breakdown of cases by state below;

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