The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said two hundred and sixteen new cases of Coronavirus disease have been reported across the Country.
In a late-night tweet on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the NCDC disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 15 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of the new cases, Plateau State has the highest number – 59, followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos States with 27, 22, and 20 new cases respectively.
Other States are Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna – 11, FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – four, Osun – four, Ekiti – four, Delta – three, Edo – three, Akwa Ibom – two, and Bauchi – one.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the Country since Nigeria reported its first infection in February to 54,463.
The number of recoveries increased to 42,439 after 429 more patients were successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the Country; while those who have lost the battle to the disease increased by four, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,027.
According to the NCDC, Nigeria has a total of 10,997 as of 11:11pm on September 2, 2020.