• Nigeria’s tally now 46,140 cases

Late Sen Buruji Kashamu

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – On a day that the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic claimed the life of another prominent personality, Senator Buruji Kashamu, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 453 new cases in the country, taking the total figure now to 46,140 cases.

Age 62, Senator Kashamu died at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos of complications from COVID-19.

The news of his death was broken by his close family friend and associate, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce.

Murray-Bruce, writing on Twitter said: “I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable.

“He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos; May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”

He represented Ogun East in the 8th Senate and was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2019 general election.

Meanwhile, the NCDC’s highlights late on Saturday via its verified Twitter handle indicated that; “On the 8th of August 2020, 453 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 46140 cases have been confirmed, 33044 cases have been discharged and 942 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 453 new cases are reported from 20 states – FCT (75), Lagos (71), Benue (53), Delta (39), Borno (30), Enugu (25), Plateau (24), Osun (20), Abia (19), and Oyo (17)”

Others are: “Kaduna (16), Kano (13), Ebonyi (13), Ogun (9), Kwara (7), Ondo (6), Gombe (3), Ekiti (2), Akwa Ibom (1) and Rivers (1)”

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

314,632

Confirmed Cases

46,140

Active Cases

12,154

Discharged Cases

33,044

Death

942

Confirmed Cases by State
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 15,768 2,453 13,122 193
FCT 4,376 3,083 1,247 46
Oyo 2,860 1,427 1,402 31
Edo 2,376 185 2,095 96
Rivers 1,939 245 1,641 53
Kano 1,622 265 1,303 54
Delta 1,596 144 1,409 43
Kaduna 1,566 175 1,379 12
Ogun 1,439 181 1,234 24
Plateau 1,421 772 629 20
Ondo 1,284 502 754 28
Enugu 905 401 485 19
Ebonyi 851 32 793 26
Kwara 833 406 406 21
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 682 78 569 35
Abia 644 122 517 5
Gombe 629 47 559 23
Osun 625 277 335 13
Bauchi 576 36 526 14
Imo 476 318 148 10
Benue 409 291 109 9
Nasarawa 367 136 223 8
Bayelsa 346 22 303 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 235 30 197 8
Niger 226 49 165 12
Adamawa 185 87 86 12
Ekiti 161 83 76 2
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Anambra 142 5 119 18
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Taraba 72 13 55 4
Cross River 68 18 42 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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