BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 373 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) late on Thursday night, bringing the nation’s tally of confirmed infection cases to 48,116.

The Centre also said on its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov that 10 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the countrywide fatality figure to 966 deaths.

However, in one of the tweets on its official website attributed to @chinwe_ochu on @hitfmcalabar959, the NCDC cautioned that; “The low #COVID19 death rates in Nigeria isn’t a reason for public disbelief, people work hard every day to mitigate the impact of the pandemic”

The tweet further said; “We advice the public to adhere to recommended measures & stay safe”#WearAMask#TakeResponsibility “

For the day’s highlights, the Centre explained that: “On the 13th of August 2020, 373 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 48,116 cases have been confirmed, 34,309 cases have been discharged and 966 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

It also stated that the 373 new cases reported from 20 states across the country indicated thus: Lagos – (69), Osun – (41), Kaduna – (40), Oyo – (40), FCT – (35), Plateau – (22), Rivers – (19), Kano- (17) and Ondo – (17),

The daily infection chart of Thursday, August 13, 2020 also include: Ogun – (15), Abia – (14), Gombe – (12), Imo- (9), Enugu – (7), Kwara – (6), Delta – (5), Niger- (2), Borno- (1), Bauchi – (1) and Nasarawa – (1).

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

341,421

Confirmed Cases

48,116

Active Cases

12,841

Discharged Cases

34,309

Death

966

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 16,256 2,923 13,132 201
FCT 4,632 3,261 1,325 46
Oyo 2,935 1,400 1,504 31
Edo 2,399 178 2,121 100
Rivers 1,991 160 1,775 56
Kaduna 1,706 201 1,493 12
Plateau 1,665 905 736 24
Kano 1,661 287 1,320 54
Delta 1,626 152 1,430 44
Ogun 1,521 209 1,288 24
Ondo 1,373 575 770 28
Enugu 976 307 650 19
Ebonyi 908 30 852 26
Kwara 888 274 591 23
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Osun 719 365 341 13
Borno 698 86 576 36
Abia 677 126 546 5
Gombe 647 48 576 23
Bauchi 580 33 533 14
Imo 494 316 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 372 141 223 8
Bayelsa 346 9 316 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 241 26 207 8
Niger 228 48 168 12
Ekiti 194 110 81 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 23 42 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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