COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Reach 50,488

With four more deaths reported, the country’s death toll has now reached 985, while the number of discharged patients stands at 37,304.

Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 57,145 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com
Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 57,145 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 36 states of Nigeria have reached 50,448 with Lagos State accounting for 17,092 of the cases.

This is according to the latest update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that was released late on Wednesday.

At least six states now have recorded more than 2,000 confirmed cases while 11 states have more than 1,000.

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With four more deaths reported, the country’s death toll has now reached 985, while the number of discharged patients stands at 37,304.

The NCDC on Wednesday reported 593 new cases of the coronavirus disease. Plateau State recorded the highest number of new cases with 186.

It’s also the highest daily rise in cases the state has witnessed.

It has 2,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Lagos, which has 17,092 confirmed cases recorded 172 new infections. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported 62 new cases and now has 4,837 confirmed cases.

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Oyo State recorded 27 new cases with the total number of confirmed standing at 3,007.

Delta State recorded 25 new cases.

Rivers State, which has 2,027 confirmed cases reported 20 new infections.

Ondo State had 19 new cases. Edo State reported 18 new cases and its total number of confirmed cases rising to 2,476.

Kaduna State reported 17 new cases, Enugu State had 12, Akwa Ibom State had 10, Ogun State had seven, Abia and Gombe states had six each, while Kano and Osun states had three each.

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