On Tuesday August 18, Nigeria‘s coronavirus toll neared the grim milestone of 50,000 as the country’s disease control center recorded 410 fresh cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the news in a late-night tweet. The country’s virus epicentre, Lagos, reported 210 new cases, while the FCT posted 45 new infections.
Other states with new cases include: Ondo-30, Plateau-21, Edo-19, Ogun-16, Oyo-13, Nasarawa-12, Bauchi-11, Enugu-10, Kwara-7, Kaduna-6, Anambra-4, Ebonyi-3, Abia-2, Rivers-1.
Four new deaths were recorded on Tuesday as the total toll from the virus reached 981. However, the number of recovered patients rose to 37,051.
See the breakdown below.
410 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
981 deaths pic.twitter.com/3wG5WQmEcz
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 18, 2020
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