Nigeria records 143 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,008

Nigeria records 143 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,008

- Nigeria has recorded 143 more coronavirus infections on Monday

- This brings the country's total cases to 54,008 with 1013 deaths

- The cases are from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory

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As Nigeria continues to witness a low number of coronavirus cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 143 new infections in the country.

This brings the nation’s total infections to 54,008, the NCDC disclosed on its official twitter handle on Monday, August 31.

According to NCDC, the 143 cases were confirmed from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), taking the number of confirmed cases to 54,008 in the country.

In the new release, Plateau state, once again had the highest number of infections of 35.

The state was followed by Kaduna with 21 while Lagos and FCT recorded 19 and 13 cases respectively.

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Nigeria records 143 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,008
Nigeria has recorded 143 more coronavirus infections on Monday
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Others were:

Ebonyi (9),

Adamawa (7)

Enugu (7)

Katsina (7)

Edo (6)

Kwara (5)

Osun (3)

Anambra (2)

Kano (2)

Niger (2)

Ogun (2)

Benue (1)

Borno (1)

Sokoto (1).

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

It stated that no fatality was recorded as at Monday.

The health agency said that till date, 54,008 cases had been confirmed, 41,638 cases discharged and 1,013 deaths recorded in 36 states and FCT.

It said even younger persons were at risk of COVID-19, especially those with underlying health conditions.

Recall that Legit.ng had 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).

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Legit.ng also reported that the ministry of health cautioned against the "second wave of Covid-19 pandemic" which it said will be disastrous to the economy of the country and lives.

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.

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