• FCT, Oyo in 2nd, 3rd position 

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI – Despite recording decreasing numbers in the coronavirus (COVID-19) daily infections reportage, Lagos State is still maintaining its leading status as the epicentre of the deadly disease in Nigeria

Current statistics released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that of about 17,092 laboratory confirmed cases, Lagos has 2,395 patients on admission while the figure of its successfully treated and discharged cases currently stands at 14,496 with 201 deaths so far.

Following in second place is the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with a tally of 4,837 confirmed cases; 3,402 patients on admission; 1,389 treated and discharged cases with 46 deaths.

Though the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde is said to be contesting the figures. Oyo is currently placed third on the chart with 3,007 confirmed cases; 1,319 patients on admission; 1,654 cases treated and discharged while the fatality figure is 34 deaths.

Meanwhile, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 figures reported by NCDC are the highest daily record of new cases in the month of August, with Plateau topping the list of states with 186 positive samples, followed by Lagos with 172.

According to the NCDC, before Wednesday, the highest number of positive samples for the month was 457, which was confirmed on August 5, 2020

This is coming less than four weeks after Nigeria crossed 40,000 mark. The NCDC had confirmed 40,543 infections as the tally on July 26. Of the number, 17,374 were recoveries while 858 deaths were recorded.

LATEST COVID-19 FIGURES

Worldwide
Cases: 22,260,914
Deaths: 784,082
Recoveries: 14,198,187

South Africa
Cases: 596,060
Deaths: 12,423

Egypt
Cases: 96,914
Deaths: 5,197

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

363,331

Confirmed Cases

50,488

Active Cases

12,199

Discharged Cases

37,304

Death

985

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 17,092 2,395 14,496 201
FCT 4,837 3,402 1,389 46
Oyo 3,007 1,319 1,654 34
Edo 2,475 181 2,194 100
Plateau 2,043 1,035 983 25
Rivers 2,027 102 1,868 57
Kaduna 1,882 233 1,637 12
Kano 1,683 263 1,366 54
Delta 1,671 128 1,497 46
Ogun 1,587 199 1,363 25
Ondo 1,482 677 775 30
Enugu 1,025 155 850 20
Ebonyi 943 15 901 27
Kwara 913 238 652 23
Osun 757 234 509 14
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Abia 713 128 579 6
Borno 706 93 577 36
Gombe 684 67 594 23
Bauchi 607 54 539 14
Imo 506 328 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 386 102 272 12
Bayelsa 352 7 324 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 260 44 208 8
Niger 232 52 168 12
Ekiti 206 98 104 4
Adamawa 185 50 123 12
Anambra 181 4 159 18
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Cross River 77 24 45 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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