- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are inching towards 60,000 cases as the NCDC announced 216 new infections on Wednesday
- Plateau state leads the chart with 59 cases while Rivers and Abia follow with 27 and 22 cases respectively
So far, Nigeria has recorded 54,463 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 42,439 have been discharged while 1,027 have died
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 216 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, taking the total infections in the country to 54,463.
The new cases announced via the agency's Twitter account on Wednesday night, September 2, were recorded in 16 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.
Legit.ng notes that Plateau state leads the chart with 59 cases while Rivers and Abia follow with 27 and 22 cases respectively.
So far, Nigeria has recorded 54,463 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 42,439 have been discharged while 1,027 have died.
Below is the state by state breakdown of the new cases:
Plateau - 59
Rivers - 27
Abia - 22
Lagos - 20
Oyo - 18
Enugu - 17
Kaduna - 11
FCT - 11
Ogun - 10
Ebonyi - 4
Osun - 4
Ekiti - 4
Delta - 3
Edo - 3
Akwa Ibom - 2
Bauchi - 1
Meanwhile, as the world continues to struggle to survive this season of the coronavirus pandemic, the viral disease has claimed the lives of about 11 Nigerians in South Africa.
This was disclosed by Adetola Olubajo, the president of the Nigerian Union in South Africa.
According to Olubajo, the COVID-19 deaths were for Gauteng Province alone, adding that the union was yet to get figures from eight other provinces in South Africa.
In another report, the commissioner for health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, has spoken after recovering from COVID-19 following nine days of treatment.
Abayomi said on Monday, August 31, that he is back and better.
“I wish to assure you all that I am back, better and bouncing. Together we shall win the fight against #COVID19 by doing the right!” he said.
“With a deep sense of appreciation to God Almighty, I share with you the good news of my testing negative to #COVID19 infection after nine days of isolation and treatment.”
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