- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are inching closer to 50,000 following the latest infections announced by the NCDC
- The new cases were recorded in 16 states, with Lagos, FCT and Plateau topping the chart
- With the new recorded infections, Nigeria now has 47,743 confirmed cases, 33,943 recoveries and 956 deaths
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 453 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, shooting the total number of infections in the country to 47,743.
The new cases announced the NCDC's official Twitter page on Wednesday evening, August 12, were recorded in 16 states with Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Plateau, occupying the first, second and third spots respectively.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has 47,743 confirmed cases, 33,943 recoveries and 956 deaths.
Below is a breakdown of the case:
Lagos - 113
FCT - 72
Plateau - 59
Enugu - 55
Kaduna - 38
Ondo - 32
Osun - 26
Ebonyi - 20
Ogun - 9
Delta - 8
Borno - 7
Akwa Ibom - 6
Oyo - 5
Bauchi - 1
Kano - 1
Ekiti - 1
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday, disclosed to fellow citizens that he had recovered from the coronavirus.
Onyeama who made this revelation on Wednesday on his verified Twitter page said that results of the test recently conducted on him prove that he is now negative to the virus.
The excited minister said: "By the very special grace of God my latest #COVID19 test result came back negative after three weeks isolation.
"I am eternally grateful to my family, the C-in-C and VP, the medical team, relations, friends, colleagues, religious leaders and numerous well-wishers, who through their care, prayers, fasting, messages of support and encouragement never let me walk alone."
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Meanwhile, tt seems Russia has finally beaten the world to it as the country plans to launch its COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, August 12, without the certification of the World Health Organisation.
According to Yahoo News, the three phases of human trials by Russia have successfully been completed as the country plans to go into mass production.
It should be noted that the country has two test candidates. One is for a vaccine being worked on by the Vektor State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology while the second is being handled by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in collaboration with the Russian Defence Ministry.
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