BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 304 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in the last 24 hours nationwide.

According to the Centre, these fresh cases from 15 states of the federation have taken the total of confirmed infection figures in the country to 43,841 cases

Statistics captured on NCDC’s verified Twitter handle late on Sunday, August 2, 2020 showed that five deaths were also recorded with the countrywide fatality figure totalling 888 deaths since the pandemic broke out around early March 2020.

The Centre said; “On the 2nd of August 2020, 304 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 43,841 cases have been confirmed, 20,308 cases have been discharged and 888 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

From the NCDC’s breakdown of the 304 new cases, Lagos returned to the number one position on daily reported infections with 81 cases followed by FCT at 39 and Abia state with 31 cases.

Others on the chart are: Kaduna (24), Rivers (23), Plateau (16), Cross River (13), Ebonyi (12), Ondo (12) Ekiti (11), Edo (11), Benue (10), Nasarawa (10), Ogun (6) and Gombe (5)

COVID-19 NIGERIA
Samples Tested

286,091

Confirmed Cases

43,841

Active Cases

22,645

Discharged Cases

20,308

Death

888

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected
No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)
No. of Cases (on admission)
No. Discharged
No. of Deaths
Lagos
15,267
12,915
2,160
192
FCT
3,972
2,759
1,171
42
Oyo
2,768
1,378
1,363
27
Edo
2,311
335
1,892
84
Rivers
1,829
312
1,464
53
Kano
1,597
286
1,258
53
Delta
1,510
108
1,359
43
Kaduna
1,481
242
1,227
12
Ogun
1,403
229
1,151
23
Plateau
1,227
674
534
19
Ondo
1,204
531
648
25
Enugu
821
378
425
18
Ebonyi
808
49
733
26
Kwara
753
521
213
19
Katsina
745
265
457
23
Borno
613
9
569
35
Gombe
612
61
528
23
Abia
582
106
471
5
Bauchi
560
27
520
13
Osun
553
270
271
12
Imo
469
324
136
9
Benue
356
285
64
7
Nasarawa
339
108
223
8
Bayelsa
339
39
279
21
Jigawa
322
3
308
11
Niger
223
78
133
12
Akwa Ibom
221
64
150
7
Adamawa
164
69
85
10
Sokoto
154
1
137
16
Ekiti
152
83
67
2
Anambra
135
48
75
12
Kebbi
90
4
79
7
Zamfara
77
1
71
5
Yobe
67
5
54
8
Cross River
58
35
19
4
Taraba
54
43
11
0
Kogi
5
0
3
2

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