Nigeria has confirmed 340 new cases of the novel coronavirus just as seven more fatalities were recorded.
According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the new infections bring the country’s total caseload to 51,304.
The health agency released the latest figures in a late-night tweet on Friday, announcing a combined death toll of 996 along with 37,885 recoveries. Of the new cases, Kaduna reported the highest among the states with 63, while the FCT ranked second with 51.
Other regions with new cases include Plateau-38, Lagos-33, Delta-25, Gombe-21, Adamawa-21, Edo-20, Katsina-17, Akwa Ibom-11, Ekiti-10, Rivers-9, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, Cross River-3, Ogun-3, Sokoto-2, Imo-2, and Nasarawa-2.
See more of the breakdown below.
340 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
996 deaths pic.twitter.com/coHVPh8vPS
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 21, 2020
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