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.
“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.”
See the breakdown of cases by state below;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 16, 2020