Nigeria Records 221 New Coronavirus Cases with Three Deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its daily update posted on its website, said there were 221 new cases taking the total number of recorded cases to 52,800, NCDC said these had led to 1010 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Making the disclosure via its Twitter handle, the NCDC said: “As at 11:10 pm 26th of August 2020, 221 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

To date, 53,021 cases have been confirmed, 40,281 cases have been discharged and 1,010 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 388,346 tests have been carried out as of August 26th, 2020 compared to 383,130 tests a day earlier.

COVID-19 Case Updates- 26th August 2020,
Total Number of Cases – 53,021
Total Number Discharged – 40,281
Total Deaths – 1,010
Total Tests Carried out – 388,346

According to the NCDC, the 221 new cases were reported from 20 states- 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).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 18,035, followed by Abuja (5,076), Oyo (3,060), Edo (2,555), Plateau (2,245), Rivers (2,108), Kaduna (2,085), Kano (1,722), Delta (1,719), Ogun (1,633), Ondo (1,524), Enugu (1,096), Ebonyi (965), Kwara (945), Katsina and Osun (771), Abia (759), Borno (740), Gombe (719), and Bauchi (645).

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