- NCDC has announced 325 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
- The COVID-19 deaths have now risen to 978
- Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 87 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 49
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Nigeria has recorded 325 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) maintain their leads among other states of the federation.
Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on Saturday, August 15, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 87 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 49.
Gombe state and Ebonyi states recorded 28 and 20 cases respectively. Plateau state also has its share of 19 while Kwara and Enugu states have 18 and 17 respectively.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
The NCDC says that the total numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 48,770. A total number of 36,290 cases have been discharged while 974 deaths have been recorded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the NCDC on Thursday, August 13, reported that there are 373 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
It was reported that 48,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria on Saturday, August 13. While 34,309 were discharged, 966 people died due to the viral disease on Saturday.
In another report, the federal government approved the sum of N8.49 billion for the purchase of 12 assorted items in various quantities to enable the NCDC to conduct COVID-19 testing.
The approval was made by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, August 12.
The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire had reportedly presented the memo for the procurement of the items on behalf of the center at the council chambers of the presidential villa in Abuja.
Also, the NCDC assured Nigerians that it would ensure that citizens have access to COVID-19 vaccines when available.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of NCDC on Monday, August 3, told the press at a briefing in Abuja that the health agency is working closely with the global community to ensure the vaccines are available when ready.
The director-general said a COVID-19 vaccine could be available by the fourth quarter of 2020, going by what's happening in the global scientific community.
He pointed out that it is important for people to have access to a vaccine when it is developed, following the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government noted.
In another report, the federal government on Monday, August 10, said 85 local government areas (LGAs) in 20 states still remain with no testing done and no cases reported.
Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
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