BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA –  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night announced 322 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 52,227.

The NCDC said on its official twitter handle late on Sunday night that five deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours with the nationwide fatality figure now moving past the 1000 mark.

The Centre stated that “On the 23rd of August 2020, 322 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 52227 cases have been confirmed, 38945 cases have been discharged and 1002 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”.

A breakdown of the 322 new cases reported from 18 states of the Federation indicated thus: Lagos – (130), Bauchi – (36), FCT – (25), Edo – (17), Bayelsa – (14), Ogun – (14), Oyo – (14), and Anambra – (13)

Others include: Kaduna – (12), Ondo – (11), Abia – (10), Osun – (6), Plateau – (5), Kwara – (5), Kano – (4), Ebonyi – (3), Sokoto – (2) and Borno – (1).

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

378,023

Confirmed Cases

52,227

Active Cases

12,280

Discharged Cases

38,945

Death

1,002

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 17,894 2,483 15,209 202
FCT 4,994 3,501 1,447 46
Oyo 3,050 1,333 1,682 35
Edo 2,537 203 2,234 100
Plateau 2,118 989 1,100 29
Rivers 2,048 109 1,882 57
Kaduna 2,011 235 1,764 12
Kano 1,708 198 1,456 54
Delta 1,701 158 1,497 46
Ogun 1,614 178 1,410 26
Ondo 1,512 704 777 31
Enugu 1,043 170 852 21
Ebonyi 960 20 913 27
Kwara 936 227 684 25
Katsina 771 290 457 24
Osun 768 118 634 16
Abia 749 99 643 7
Borno 740 58 646 36
Gombe 709 81 605 23
Bauchi 643 84 545 14
Imo 521 331 180 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 396 112 272 12
Bayelsa 370 24 325 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 271 43 220 8
Niger 237 57 168 12
Ekiti 218 104 110 4
Adamawa 206 32 159 15
Anambra 194 17 159 18
Sokoto 158 4 138 16
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Cross River 80 13 59 8
Zamfara 78 1 72 5
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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