- Nigeria's total confirmed cases of Covid-19 now stand at 53,021
- This is as the NCDC announced 221 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in 20 states on Wednesday night
- With the new cases, Nigeria now has 53,021 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 40,281 recoveries and 1,010 deaths
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of the new coronavirus disease in the country, bringing the total infections up to 53,021.
The new cases announced by the disease control agency via Twitter on Wednesday night, August 26, were recorded in 20 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Legit.ng notes that Plateau, FCT and Kaduna top the chart with 60, 33, and 26 cases respectively.
Nigeria's total Covid-19 cases now stand at 53,021 with 40,281 recoveries and 1,010 deaths.
Below is the state by state breakdown of the new cases:
Plateau - 60
FCT - 33
Kaduna - 26
Rivers - 18
Lagos - 17
Enugu - 9
Kwara - 9
Ondo - 9
Nasarawa - 6
Gombe - 5
Anambra - 5
Delta - 4
Abia - 4
Imo - 3
Edo - 2
Ogun - 2
Oyo - 2
Osun - 2
Bauchi - 1
Kano - 1
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential task force on Covid-19 said the fatality rate from the coronavirus disease is continuously declining in the country.
Addressing the pressmen on Monday, August 24, Boss Mustapha who is the chairman of the task force said although Nigeria crossed the 1,000 death line recently, there has been a drastic drop in the Case Vatality Rate (CFR).
In other news, an Akwa Ibom state student writing the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has tested positive for COVID-19.
The development was announced by Governor Udom Emmanuel at a press briefing on Monday, August 24. He, however, did not name the affected student and school.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Governor Emmanuel said the unidentified student had an asymptomatic situation, adding that he took measures to avoid spreading the disease.
Meanwhile, rare pictures of a student in Gombe who tested positive to Covid-19 sitting for a paper surfaced online.
What was so different about his pictures was that despite his positive status, he was writing his exam as his invigilator stood behind him in PPE.
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