Nigeria's coronavirus cases rises to 44,129 as NCDC announces 288 new infections

Nigeria's coronavirus cases rises to 44,129 as NCDC announces 288 new infections

- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 44,129 after confirmation of 288 new cases

- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, August 3

- Lagos state has the highest with 88 cases while Kwara followed with 33 cases

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Nigeria's Covid-19 has now risen above 44,000 threshold after 288 new cases were reported on Monday, August 3, in what brought the total infection figure in the country to 44,129.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced the new infections in a tweet, the new cases spread across 14 states.

Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 88 while it was followed by Kwara which recorded 33.

Osun state and the FCT recorded 27 and 25 cases respectively. Enugu state also has its share of 25 while Abia and Kaduna states have 20 and 17 respectively.

The number of infected persons in the country, 20,663 have been discharged while 896 deaths have been recorded.

Nigeria's coronavirus cases rises to 44,129 as NCDC announces 288 new infections

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Source: Twitter

Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:

Lagos-88

Kwara-33

Osun-27

FCT-25

Enugu-25

Abia-20

Kaduna-17

Plateau-13

Rivers-13

Delta-10

Gombe-8

Ogun-4

Oyo-3

Katsina-1

Bauchi-1

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that amid growing cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has warned that COVID-19 would spread more to rural areas across the country.

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, who made this known on Monday, August 3, at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, urged Nigerians to be ready for the pandemic.

He also said that the federal government's objective was to reduce Nigeria’s COVID-19 fatality case to 1%.

In a related development, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has condemned demands by some states that students should present the results of their coronavirus test before they could be allowed to return to the classroom.

The PTF said it is “far more important to monitor” every resuming pupil for symptoms of coronavirus than making negative COVID-19 test result a requirement for each pupil to return to the classroom.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of PTF, while reacting on Monday, August 3, during a briefing in Abuja, informed that a negative COVID-19 test result is only valid for the moment it was conducted.

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