The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 476 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 50,964.
The NCDC made this known Thursday night via its Twitter handle, where it disclosed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of new cases with 235, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 44 cases.
Other states with new COVID-19 cases includes Kaduna-41, Borno-33, Plateau-28, Abia-13, Edo-13, Rivers-12, Imo-11, Oyo-10, Kano-9, Kwara-7, Enugu-5, Katsina-5, Gombe-4, Ogun-4, Nasarawa-1, Zamfara-1.
The health centre further revealed that 37,569 patients have been successfully treated and discharged across the country, while 992 persons have died as a result of the virus.
“On the 20th of August 2020, 476 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.
“The 476 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos (235), FCT (44), Kaduna (41), Borno (33), Plateau (28), Abia (13), Edo (13), Rivers (12), Imo (11), Oyo (10), Kano (9), Kwara (7), Enugu (5), Katsina (5), Gombe (4), Ogun (4), Nasarawa (1), Zamfara (1).”
“Till date, 50964 cases have been confirmed, 37569 cases have been discharged and 992 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
See the breakdown of cases by state below;
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via https://t.co/zQrpNeOfet#TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/9IH72fV8vo
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 20, 2020