BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria went up by 296, with total infections rising to 55,456 nationwide.

The NCDC said on its official twitter handle late on Tuesday night that six deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours.

Highlights on the NCDC’s website showed that; “On the 8th of September 2020, 296 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 55,456 cases have been confirmed, 43,334 cases have been discharged and 1067 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

The Centre said of the 296 new cases reported from 15 states of the federation, Plateau led on the day’s infections’ chart with 183 cases, Lagos – (33), FCT – (25) and Ogun – (16).

Others captured are: Oyo – (7), Ekiti – (6), Kwara – (5), Ondo – (5), Imo – (3), Anambra – (3), Nasarawa – (3), Rivers – (2), Gombe – (2), Edo – (2) and Akwa Ibom – (1)

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@NCDCgov
296 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
55,456 confirmed
43,334 discharged
1,067 deaths

NCDC Retweeted – Chikwe Ihekweazu

@Chikwe_I – Our deep apologies to everyone that has had challenges with the platform for travellers. We are working across several ministries & agencies, with banks & laboratories, across federal & state governments to make this system work for all.
We will communicate further soon. https://twitter.com/DrJoeAbah/status/1303337827103584256


NCDC Retweeted
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COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

426,803

Confirmed Cases

55,456

Active Cases

11,055

Discharged Cases

43,334

Death

1,067

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 18,422 2,981 15,237 204
FCT 5,335 3,643 1,624 68
Oyo 3,201 1,202 1,961 38
Plateau 2,928 1,089 1,809 30
Edo 2,602 98 2,404 100
Kaduna 2,214 83 2,099 32
Rivers 2,193 60 2,075 58
Delta 1,768 117 1,603 48
Kano 1,728 70 1,604 54
Ogun 1,703 38 1,639 26
Ondo 1,566 90 1,443 33
Enugu 1,184 75 1,088 21
Ebonyi 1,030 14 986 30
Kwara 987 168 794 25
Katsina 819 338 457 24
Abia 816 96 712 8
Osun 802 31 754 17
Gombe 746 80 643 23
Borno 741 2 703 36
Bauchi 670 12 644 14
Imo 537 314 211 12
Benue 460 160 291 9
Nasarawa 441 131 298 12
Bayelsa 391 7 363 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Ekiti 293 35 253 5
Akwa Ibom 283 28 247 8
Niger 244 16 216 12
Adamawa 228 33 180 15
Anambra 226 26 181 19
Sokoto 159 0 142 17
Kebbi 93 1 84 8
Taraba 91 12 73 6
Cross River 83 2 73 8
Zamfara 78 0 73 5
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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