The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 329 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 48,445.
The NCDC made this known on Friday night via its Twitter handle, where it revealed that Lagos State reported the highest number of new cases with 113 fresh infections, while Kaduna State emerged second with 49 cases.
Other states with new cases include: FCT-33, Plateau-24, Kano-16, Edo-15, Ogun-14, Delta-13, Osun-10, Oyo-8, Ekiti-6, Bayelsa-6, Akwa Ibom-5, Borno-4, Enugu-4, Ebonyi-3, Rivers-2, Bauchi-1, Nasarawa-1, Gombe-1, and Niger-1.
The health centre further revealed that 35,998 patients have been discharged across the country, while a total of 973 have now died of COVID-19.
“On the 14th of August 2020, 329 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.
“The 329 new cases are reported from 21 states – Lagos(113), Kaduna(49), FCT(33), Plateau(24), Kano(16), Edo(15), Ogun(14), Delta(13), Osun(10), Oyo(8), Ekiti(6) Bayelsa(6), Akwa Ibom(5), Borno(4), Enugu(4), Ebonyi(3), Rivers(2), Bauchi(1), Nasarawa(1), Gombe(1) and Niger(1).
“Till date, 48445 cases have been confirmed, 35998 cases have been discharged and 973 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
See the breakdown of cases by state below;
Our discharges today include 1,325 community recoveries over the last two weeks reported from Lagos State in line with new case management guidelines.
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via https://t.co/zQrpNeOfet#TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/sFzJnh7niv
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 14, 2020