Two hundred and ninety-six more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded across the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed the latest figures via its official twitter handle late Thursday, August 27, 2020.
It noted that the cases were reported from 16 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Plateau State topped the list of states with new cases, reporting 85 infections having been considered the new epicentre of the disease in the country.
Others are Enugu – 46, Oyo – 31, Lagos – 21, Rivers – 20, FCT – 15, Kaduna – 13, Bauchi – 12, Delta – 11, Ekiti – 11, Akwa Ibom – seven, Ebonyi – six, Kwara – five, Ogun – four, Osun – four, Gombe – three, and Niger – two.
The total number of cases in the coutry now 53,317 as 40,726 patients have bee discharged from various isolation centres in the country and 1,011 deaths toll recorded.