COVID-19: Nigeria inches towards 50,000 mark with confirmation of 417 new cases

Posted by News Express | 18 August 2020 | 518 times

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Nigeria on Monday confirmed 417 fresh COVID-19 cases as the country announced the date for the resumption of international flights.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new infections in a tweet on its official handle.

It said that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 49,485 with 36,834 patients discharged and 977 deaths recorded.

This takes the country closer to 50,000 persons getting infected with the virus.

Lagos State had the highest number of cases on Monday, with 207 cases, Kaduna State followed with 44 cases and Ondo State was next with 38 cases

Other states recorded thus: Abia-28 Anambra-21 Plateau-20 Bauchi-13 Oyo-9 Ebonyi-9 Delta-7 Edo-7 Enugu-6 Niger-3 Gombe-2 Ogun-1 FCT-1 Kano-1

417 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-207

Kaduna-44

Ondo-38

Abia-28

Anambra-21

Plateau-20

Bauchi-13

Oyo-9

Ebonyi-9

Delta-7

Edo-7

Enugu-6

Niger-3

Gombe-2

Ogun-1

FCT-1

Kano-1

49,485 confirmed

36,834 discharged

977 deaths pic.twitter.com/nNc9UYKU34


Source: News Express

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