The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported two hundred and sixteen new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country.
Taking to Twitter late Wednesday, the nation’s health agency revealed that the new infections were recorded in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of the new cases, Plateau has the highest number – 59, followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos which have 27, 22, and 20 more infections respectively. Others are Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna – 11, FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – four, Osun – four, Ekiti – four, Delta – three, Edo – three, Akwa Ibom – two, and Bauchi – one.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country since Nigeria reported its first case in February to 54,463. Similarly, fatalities increased by four, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,027.
On the positive note, the number of recoveries increased to 42,439 after 429 more patients were successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country. So far, Nigeria has a total of 10,997, according to the NCDC.
216 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,027 deaths pic.twitter.com/vUSBtDjZWA
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 2, 2020