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“186 In Plateau, 172 In Lagos” – Nigeria Confirms 593 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 50,488

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 593 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 50,488.

"186 In Plateau, 172 In Lagos" - Nigeria Confirms 593 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 50,488 3

The NCDC made this known on Wednesday night via its twitter handle, where it disclosed that Plateau State reported the highest number of cases with 186 while Lagos State recorded 172 infections.

Others states with new cases includes FCT-62, Oyo-27, Delta-25, Rivers-20, Ondo-19, Edo-18, Kaduna-17, Enugu-12, Akwa Ibom-10, Ogun-7, Abia-6, Gombe-6, Kano-3, Osun-3.

Four persons died of COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, increasing the fatality toll to 985, while 253 patients were discharged bringing the country’s total number of recoveries to 37,304.

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“On the 19th of August 2020, 593 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

“The 593 new cases are reported from 16 states- Plateau (186), Lagos (172), FCT (62), Oyo (27), Delta (25), Rivers (20), Ondo (19), Edo (18), Kaduna (17), Enugu (12), Akwa Ibom (10), Ogun (7), Abia (6), Gombe (6), Kano (3) and Osun (3).

“Till date, 50488 cases have been confirmed, 37304 cases have been discharged and 985 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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