BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – Nigeria on Monday night recorded 417 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the countrywide total figure to 49,485 cases

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), of this tally, 36,834 patients have been treated and discharged from different isolation centres, hospitals and homes across the 36 states of the federation.

The Centre said in a tweet on its official handle that with two (2) deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the fatality figure in Nigeria has now risen to 977 deaths.

Delivering highlights of the statistics, the NCDC said; “On the 17th of August 2020, 417 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 49,485 cases have been confirmed, 36,834 cases have been discharged and 977 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

It further stated that of the 417 new cases reported from 17 states, Lagos State had the highest number of cases on Monday, with 207 cases with Kaduna and Ondo states coming distant second and third with 44 cases and 38 cases respectively.

Other states captured on the daily infection chart are: Abia – (28), Anambra – (21), Plateau – (20), Bauchi – (13), Oyo – (9), Ebonyi – (9), Delta – (7), Edo – (7), Enugu – (6), Niger – (3), Gombe – (2), Ogun – (1), FCT – (1) and Kano – (1)

Some of the tweets @NCDCgov


@NCDCgov
This week, @alagboso and @patienceadejoo highlight the role of media to effectively use risk communications to shape narratives that improve adherence to public health and social measures that help prevent the spread of #COVID19.
👉 https://nhwat.ch/2Y97INi #PreventEpidemicsNaija


@NCDCgov
Replying to @NCDCgov
‘Fatigue is a challenge we’ve had to address in the #COVID19 response, it affects everyone, health workers, journalists, etc.

At NCDC, we provide mental health support for staff, & actively rotate response teams so staff can reunite with their families’
~@ElsieIlori for DG NCDC https://twitter.com/officialosgfng/status/1295404768584597508 …


@NCDCgov
‘For benefit of Nigerians, samples are only collected at designated centres & not at the airports

I plead with Nigerians to remain focused on our collective efforts to manage #COVID19 & not share misinformation’
~@PTFCOVID19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

352,625

Confirmed Cases

49,485

Active Cases

11,674

Discharged Cases

36,834

Death

977

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 16,710 2,022 14,487 201
FCT 4,730 3,316 1,368 46
Oyo 2,967 1,280 1,654 33
Edo 2,438 169 2,169 100
Rivers 2,006 130 1,820 56
Kaduna 1,859 245 1,602 12
Plateau 1,836 934 877 25
Kano 1,680 253 1,373 54
Delta 1,646 162 1,440 44
Ogun 1,564 209 1,330 25
Ondo 1,433 630 774 29
Enugu 1,003 134 850 19
Ebonyi 940 55 858 27
Kwara 906 242 641 23
Osun 754 292 448 14
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 706 93 577 36
Abia 705 121 579 5
Gombe 678 76 579 23
Bauchi 596 44 538 14
Imo 506 328 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 374 90 272 12
Bayelsa 352 8 323 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 250 34 208 8
Niger 232 52 168 12
Ekiti 206 105 98 3
Adamawa 185 54 119 12
Anambra 177 0 159 18
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Cross River 77 24 45 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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