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“59 In Plateau, 27 In Rivers” – Nigeria Records 216 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Rises To 54,463

Nigeria now has 54,463 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 216 new cases recorded on Wednesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 216 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection to 54,463.

"59 In Plateau, 27 In Rivers" - Nigeria Records 216 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Rises To 54,463 1

The NCDC made this known on Wednesday night via its Twitter handle, where it revealed that Plateau State recorded the highest number of infections with 59 cases, followed by Rivers State with 27 cases.

Other states with new COVID-19 cases includes Abia-22, Lagos-20, Oyo-18, Enugu-17, Kaduna-11, FCT-11, Ogun-10, Ebonyi-4, Osun-4, Ekiti-4, Delta-3, Edo-3, Akwa Ibom-2, Bauchi-1.

The health centre further disclosed that 42,439 patients have now been discharged across the country, while 1,027 patients have lost their lives to the Coronavirus.

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“On the 1st of September 2020, 239 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” the NCDC said.

“The 239 new cases are reported from 15 states- Plateau (116), FCT (33), Lagos (19), Ekiti (12), Kaduna (11), Ogun (11), Ebonyi (8), Benue (7), Abia (5), Delta (5), Ondo (4), Edo (3), Imo (2), Osun (2), Bauchi (1).

“Till date, 54247 cases have been confirmed, 42010 cases have been discharged and 1023 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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