BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 476 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of confirmed cases to 50,964 nationwide.

This is as latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University indicate that globally, COVID-19 infection cases now stand at 22,526,192 with fatality number at 790,475 deaths while recoveries have risen to 14,387,740 cases.

According to the NCDC’s figures captured on its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov late on Thursday night, seven (7) deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

It also said the number of recoveries have also risen to 37,569 cases while the total deaths are 992 across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Centre’s highlights showed thus: “On the 20th of August 2020, 476 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 50,964 cases have been confirmed, 37,569 cases have been discharged and 992 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

For the breakdown of 476 new cases reported from 18 states of the Federation, Lagos returned to lead the chart of daily infections with 235 cases. followed by FCT with 44, Kaduna – (41), Borno – (33), Plateau – (28) and Abia – (13)

Other reported cases are: Edo – (13), Rivers – (12), Imo – (11), Oyo – (10), Kano – (9), Kwara – (7), Enugu – (5), Katsina – (5), Gombe – (4), Ogun – (4), Nasarawa – (1) and Zamfara – (1)

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

366,244

Confirmed Cases

50,964

Active Cases

12,403

Discharged Cases

37,569

Death

992

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 17,327 2,629 14,497 201
FCT 4,881 3,428 1,407 46
Oyo 3,017 1,319 1,664 34
Edo 2,488 182 2,206 100
Plateau 2,071 1,035 983 29
Rivers 2,039 105 1,877 57
Kaduna 1,923 237 1,674 12
Kano 1,692 263 1,366 54
Delta 1,671 128 1,497 46
Ogun 1,591 187 1,379 25
Ondo 1,482 677 775 30
Enugu 1,030 155 850 21
Ebonyi 943 15 901 27
Kwara 920 221 676 23
Osun 757 120 621 16
Katsina 751 265 457 24
Borno 739 111 592 36
Abia 726 128 579 6
Gombe 688 70 595 23
Bauchi 607 54 539 14
Imo 517 332 175 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 387 102 272 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 78 1 72 5
Cross River 77 24 45 8
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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