BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late on Friday night confirmed 340 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) as the country’s total figure rose to 51,304 cases.
By the statistics posted on NCDC’s verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov, four deaths were reported nationwide with the fatality numbers now at 996 deaths across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This is as the Centre also explained that it has “deployed teams to support the implementation of #COVID19 response activities funded by the @WorldBank REDISSE project in 36+1 States.”
“The teams will provide technical support to individual states”, the Centre said in one of its tweets.
Giving further highlights on COVID-19 situation in the last 24 hours, the NCDC said; “On the 21st of August 2020, 340 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“Till date, 51,304 cases have been confirmed, 37,885 cases have been discharged and 996 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
In its breakdown of the 340 new cases reported from 19 states, the NCDC stated the figures thus: Kaduna – (63), FCT- (51), Plateau – (38), Lagos – (33), Delta – (25), Gombe – (21) and Adamawa – (21).
Others on the daily infections’ chart are Edo – (20), Katsina – (17), Akwa Ibom – (11), Ekiti – (10), Rivers – (9), Ondo – (5), Ebonyi – (4), Cross River – (3), Ogun – (3), Sokoto – (2), Imo – (2) and Nasarawa – (2)
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340 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
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NCDC has deployed teams to support the implementation of #COVID19 response activities funded by the @WorldBank REDISSE project in 36+1 States.
The teams will provide technical support to individual states.#TakeResponsibility
The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 20th August, 2020 has been published.
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Please call your state hotline for advicehttps://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact
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‘Our guide for business reopening is available on http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng for workplace safety in context of #COVID19’