BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Wednesday night reported 457 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) to take the countrywide tally to 44,890 cases so far.

Confirming the figures via its official Twitter handle, the NCDC said the last 24 hours also witnessed 17 deaths, bringing the total fatality numbers to 927 deaths across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

However, cheering news also came from the rising numbers of successfully treated and discharged cases from the various isolation centres and hospitals across the country.

The NCDC reported on its website thus: “On the 5th of August 2020, 457 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 44,890 cases have been confirmed, 32,165 cases have been discharged and 927 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

According to its statistics, of the 457 new cases reported from 21 states of the federation, Lagos returned to lead the daily chart with 137 cases followed by FCT -(76), Plateau – (40), Rivers – (35), Enugu – (34), Oyo – (25) and Abia – (23).

Others captured on the chart are: Delta – (12), Ebonyi – (11), Edo – (11), Cross River – (10), Kwara – (10), Kaduna – (9), Anambra – (7), Ogun – (5), Bauchi – (3), Imo – (3), Nasarawa – (2), Osun – (2), Ekiti – (1) and Kano – (1)

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457 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
44,890 confirmed
32,165 discharged
927 deaths


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COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

304,221

Confirmed Cases

44,890

Active Cases

11,798

Discharged Cases

32,165

Death

927

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 15,551 2,253 13,106 192
FCT 4,163 2,908 1,210 45
Oyo 2,807 1,375 1,402 30
Edo 2,328 188 2,047 93
Rivers 1,894 314 1,527 53
Kano 1,599 271 1,275 53
Delta 1,541 139 1,359 43
Kaduna 1,507 198 1,297 12
Ogun 1,416 195 1,197 24
Plateau 1,283 665 598 20
Ondo 1,243 565 651 27
Enugu 880 377 485 18
Ebonyi 819 0 793 26
Kwara 800 437 342 21
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 628 24 569 35
Abia 625 103 517 5
Gombe 620 68 529 23
Osun 586 273 300 13
Bauchi 568 34 521 13
Imo 472 316 147 9
Benue 356 285 64 7
Nasarawa 343 112 223 8
Bayelsa 342 31 290 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Niger 226 81 133 12
Akwa Ibom 221 64 150 7
Adamawa 176 80 85 11
Sokoto 154 1 137 16
Ekiti 153 77 74 2
Anambra 142 41 83 18
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Taraba 72 13 55 4
Cross River 68 36 24 8
Yobe 67 5 54 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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