- NCDC has announced 410 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, August 18
- The agency also announced four new deaths as fatality figure hit 981
- Total confirmed cases now peaked to 49,895, though with 37,051 recoveries
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Nigeria recorded another downward surge in the coronavirus pandemic as 410 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday, August 18, in 16 states.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced the new cases on its Twitter page, 210 fresh infections were discovered in Lagos which is the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) followed on the log with 45 new cases while Ondo came third with 30 new cases.
Plateau state followed behind with 21 cases, Edo has 19, Ogun has 16, Oyo has 13 and Nasarawa state has 12 new infections.
NCDC also announced 11 new cases in Bauchi state, 10 in Enugu, 7 in Kwara, 6 infections in Kaduna state and 4 cases in Anambra state.
The disease control agency also reported 3 cases in Ebonyi state and 2 fresh infections in Abia. Rivers state closed the log for Tuesday with 1 case.
Meanwhile, four new deaths were recorded in what brought the fatality figure to 981. No fewer than 37,051 people have been successfully discharged as the total confirmed cases peaked to 49,895.
In Africa, Nigeria continues to take its third seat behind South Africa and Egypt which have 592,144 and 96,753 cases respectively as continental infection hit 1,140,856 with 26,363 deaths and 862,614 recoveries.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government has given a fresh update of the reopening of tertiary institutions in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The chairman of the Presidential ask Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said all schools, including tertiary institutions, would reopen only when it is safe to do so.
Mustapha made this statement in response to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the briefing of the task force on Monday, August 17.
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