BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night reported 325 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the tally to 48,770 confirmed cases in the country.

The NCDC also disclosed that ongoing efforts at managing patients are yielding huge results in terms of recoveries and discharges with one fatality case officially recorded countrywide on Saturday.

This is as the centre also assured that it would continue to prioritise trainings across states for current response activities and strengthen our health security for future disease outbreaks.

According to highlights posted on its official website, the NCDC said; “On the 15th of August 2020, 325 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 48770 cases have been confirmed, 36290 cases have been discharged and 974 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

Breakdown of the 325 new cases reported from 20 states of the Federation indicated thus: Lagos – (87), FCT – (49), Gombe – (28), Ebonyi – (20), Plateau – (19), Kwara – (18), Enugu – (17), Imo – (12) and Rivers – (12)

Also on the list of daily infections in the last 24 hours are: Kaduna – (11), Ogun – (10), Edo – (9), Oyo – (9), Ondo – (8), Osun – (8), Ekiti – (4), Borno – (1), Kano – (1), Bauchi – (1) and Nasarawa – (1)

Meanwhile, offering insights on its nationwide partnership with State governments and other relevant stakeholders, the Centre said in one of its tweets that; “Our focus is strengthening existing skills in disease surveillance, case management, risk communication, sample collection and others.”

Offering further explanations on such collaborative efforts at combating the COVID-19 health menace, the Centre said; “in Kano, our Rapid Response Team #NCDCRRT continues to support @KNSMOH in strengthening #COVID19 response activities in the state.

“This week, the team supported the training of community health workers to strengthen #COVID19 community based surveillance.”

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

347,545

Confirmed Cases

48,770

Active Cases

11,506

Discharged Cases

36,290

Death

974

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 16,456 1,788 14,467 201
FCT 4,714 3,321 1,347 46
Oyo 2,952 1,389 1,530 33
Edo 2,423 185 2,138 100
Rivers 2,005 141 1,808 56
Kaduna 1,766 208 1,546 12
Plateau 1,708 862 822 24
Kano 1,678 258 1,366 54
Delta 1,639 155 1,440 44
Ogun 1,545 202 1,319 24
Ondo 1,381 579 774 28
Enugu 997 168 810 19
Ebonyi 931 52 852 27
Kwara 906 290 593 23
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Osun 737 304 419 14
Borno 703 90 577 36
Abia 677 126 546 5
Gombe 676 74 579 23
Bauchi 582 30 538 14
Imo 506 328 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 374 90 272 12
Bayelsa 352 10 321 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 246 31 207 8
Niger 229 49 168 12
Ekiti 204 108 93 3
Adamawa 185 69 104 12
Anambra 156 7 131 18
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Cross River 73 20 45 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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