Coronavirus: 304 new cases reported by NCDC

Coronavirus: 304 new cases reported by NCDC

- 304 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday, August 4

- This brings total confirmed cases to 44,433 with 31,851 recoveries

- However, 14 new deaths were recorded as fatality hits 910

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Three hundred and four new cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Tuesday, August 4, in nineteen states in what brought the total confirmed infections across the country to a whopping 44,433.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report, contained in a tweet by the agency on Tuesday evening, 14 new deaths were unfortunately recorded.

The disease control agency announced 90 cases in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the epicentre of the disease, Lagos state, coming behind Abuja with 59 cases.

Thirty-nine new infections were reported in Ondo as Taraba came behind with 18 new cases. Rivers has 17 new Covid-19 cases while 15 cases were reported in Borno state.

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NCDC also announced 12 new cases in Adamawa, 11 in Oyo, 9 in Delta, 6 in Edo and fresh 4 cases in Bauchi state.

Kwara, Ogun and Osun also have a fair share with 4 cases each. Bayelsa, Plateau and Niger followed with three cases each.

Nasarawa and Kano states closed the log for Tuesday with two and one cases respectively.

Coronavirus: 304 new cases of Covid-19 reported by NCDC
304 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday, August 4. Credit: Twitter (NCDCgov).
Source: Twitter

No fewer than 31,851 people have been discharged as the coronavirus cases across the country dropped massively with government intensifying high efforts to curtail the virus.

Globally, there are 18,706,423 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 704,402 deaths and 11,925,030 recoveries.

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Meanwhile, reported that the Ministry of Health has cautioned against the "second wave of Covid-19 pandemic" which it said will be disastrous to the economy of the country and lives.

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Speaking during the Covid-19 presidential task force briefing on Monday, August 3, Dr Sani Aliyu who is the coordinator of the committee gave the warning.

Sani urged "businesses that are reopening to align themselves" with the safety protocols and guidelines of the coronavirus.

Nigeria's Covid-19 hit 44,129 confirmed cases on Monday with 20,663 recoveries and 896 deaths after NCDC announced 288 new cases in 15 states.

This means the collective efforts of the governments across all levels are yielding results and the PTF has called for caution against a second surge.

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