443 more cases of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Nigeria, bringing its toll to 45,687. The report was confirmed in a late night tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The new infections were recorded Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 17 other states of the federation. Unlike previous cases, Plateau overtook Lagos by 33 cases thus recording 103 infections with the nation’s commercial capital trailing behind with 70 cases.
The FCT, on the other hand, came third on the list with 60 cases. Other states with new infections include Ondo – 35, Edo and Rivers – 27, Kaduna – 20, Osun – 19, Borno and Oyo – 18, Kwara – 11, Adamawa – 9, Nasarawa – 7, Gombe – 6, Bayelsa and Imo – 4, Bauchi and Ogun – 2 and Kano – 1.
443 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
936 deaths pic.twitter.com/X2pZRogn59
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 7, 2020
Aaccording to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP, the virus has killed at least 715,343 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December.
At least 19,133,340 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 11,319,300 are now considered recovered.
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