453 new cases of coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country closer to 50,000.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest update on Wednesday night via Twitter stating that the toll is now 47,743.
Giving a breakdown of the figures, the health agency said the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and 14 other states of the federation. While Lagos topped the list with 113 cases, the FCT came second with 72 new infections.
Other states with reported cases are Plateau – 59, Enugu – 55, Kaduna – 38, Ondo – 32, Osun – 26, Ebonyi – 20, Ogun – 9, Delta – 8, Borno – 7, Akwa-Ibom – 6, Oyo – 5 with Bauchi, Kano and Ekiti each having 1 case.
On a positive note, the country has been able to discharge 33,943 people after recovery. Unfortunately, 956 people have died from the global pandemic.
453 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
956 deaths pic.twitter.com/EPmdqvueGt
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 12, 2020
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