BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late on Tuesday night confirmed 239 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) with the total figure now rising to 54,247 in the country.

However, the NCDC said on its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Tuesday that the good news is the growing number of successfully treated and discharged cases which have risen to 42,010 nationwide.

Also, latest statistics from the Centre indicated that 10 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of countrywide fatalities to 1,023 deaths

In its highlights, the NCDC stated thus; “On the 1st of September 2020, 239 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 54,247 cases have been confirmed, 42,010 cases have been discharged and 1,023 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

For the 239 new cases reported from 15 states, the breakdown showed that figures from Plateau state continue on the ascendency with 116 cases followed by FCT with 33 cases and Lagos with 19 cases.

Other states on the daily infection’s chart include: Ekiti – (12), Kaduna – (11), Ogun – (11), Ebonyi – (8), Benue – (7), Abia – (5), Delta – (5), Ondo – (4), Edo – (3), Imo – (2), Osun – (2) and Bauchi – (1)

Tweets by ‎@NCDCgov

239 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria
54,247 confirmed
42,010 discharged
1,023 deaths


We are grateful to @Nseheadquarters for their generous donation towards Nigeria’s #COVID19 response.
The funds and commodities donated will further enhance national and sub-national efforts in the fight against #COVID19.#TakeResponsibility


Replying to @NCDCgov
The One Health operationalisation workshop is aimed at:
✅ Establishing a common understanding of One Health & its role in strengthening the Global Health Security Agenda.
✅ Presenting the existing structures, roles & responsibilities of One Health landscape in Nigeria.


In 2019, @NigeriaGov launched the One Health Strategic plan as part of efforts to strengthen health security in the country.
Today, the National One Health team with support from @PHE_uk began a two-phase workshop on the operationalisation of One Health in Nigeria.


It is very important to practice proper hygiene to prevent the spread of #LassaFever. Let’s work together to prevent #LassaFever by:
✅Frequent hand washing with soap under running water.
✅Proper environmental sanitation.
✅Covering foodstuff to avoid contact with rats.

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

405,916

Confirmed Cases

54,247

Active Cases

11,214

Discharged Cases

42,010

Death

1,023

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 18,157 2,724 15,231 202
FCT 5,202 3,590 1,553 59
Oyo 3,118 1,127 1,954 37
Plateau 2,649 1,116 1,504 29
Edo 2,587 151 2,336 100
Kaduna 2,152 122 2,018 12
Rivers 2,141 99 1,985 57
Delta 1,749 161 1,540 48
Kano 1,727 92 1,581 54
Ogun 1,659 110 1,523 26
Ondo 1,543 132 1,380 31
Enugu 1,162 234 907 21
Ebonyi 1,001 43 931 27
Kwara 966 157 784 25
Katsina 796 315 457 24
Osun 784 30 737 17
Abia 776 71 697 8
Borno 741 34 671 36
Gombe 723 64 636 23
Bauchi 668 21 633 14
Imo 529 313 205 11
Benue 460 160 291 9
Nasarawa 434 124 298 12
Bayelsa 391 22 348 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 278 38 232 8
Ekiti 274 67 203 4
Niger 243 15 216 12
Adamawa 228 33 180 15
Anambra 216 30 168 18
Sokoto 159 3 140 16
Kebbi 93 3 82 8
Taraba 87 9 73 5
Cross River 82 1 73 8
Zamfara 78 0 73 5
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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