COVID-19: Nigeria Records Over 40,000 Recoveries, 221 Fresh Cases

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On Wednesday August 26, Nigeria’s COVID-19 recovery toll crossed the 40,000 mark after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that 317 more people have been successfully treated across the country.

The agency announced the latest update in late-night tweet, noting that the total number of confirmed infections is now 53,021 after 221 fresh infections were discovered in various states.

This is apparently the lowest number of cases recorded in the country in about three months. The latest cases were reported from 18 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Plateau having 60 – the highest.

Others are FCT – 33, Kaduna – 26, Rivers – 18, Lagos – 17, Enugu – nine, Kwara – nine, Ondo – nine, Nasarawa – six, Gombe – five, Anambra – five, Delta – four, Abia – four, Imo – three, Edo – two, Ogun – two, Oyo – two, Osun – two, Bauchi – one, and Kano – one.

Three new deaths were also recorded, bringing the nation’s death toll from the disease to 1,010. See a breakdown of the cases below.

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