The NCDC made this known on Sunday night via its twitter handle, where it revealed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases with 130, followed by Bauchi State with 36 cases and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 25 cases.
Other states with new COVID-19 cases includes Bayelsa-14, Ogun-14, Oyo-14, Anambra-13, Kaduna-12, Ondo-11, Abia-10, Osun-6, Plateau-5, Kwara-5, Kano-4, Ebonyi-3, Sokoto-2, Borno-1.
The health agency further revealed that 279 people were successfully treated and have been discharged from various isolation centres as the country now has 38,945 recovered cases.
“On the 23rd of August 2020, 322 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“The 322 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(130), Bauchi(36), FCT(25), Edo(17), Bayelsa(14), Ogun(14), Oyo(14), Anambra(13), Kaduna(12), Ondo(11), Abia(10), Osun(6), Plateau(5), Kwara(5), Kano(4), Ebonyi(3), Sokoto(2), Borno(1).
“Till date, 52227 cases have been confirmed, 38945 cases have been discharged and 1002 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
See the breakdown of cases by state below;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 23, 2020