COVID-19: Nigeria Records 593 New Cases As Total Infections Exceed 50,000

 COVID-19: Nigeria Records 593 New Cases As Total Infections Exceed 50,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 593 new cases of the coronavirus as the total number of cases exceed 50, 000.

The NCDC recorded the latest figures via a tweet late Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

The cases were recorded from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases reported, Plateau took the lead with 186 more infections and is trailed by Lagos and the FCT, where 172 and 62 new cases were recorded respectively.

Others are Oyo – 27, Delta – 25, Rivers – 20, Ondo – 19, Edo – 18, Kaduna – 17, Enugu – 12, Akwa Ibom – 10, Ogun – seven, Abia – six, Gombe – six, Kano – three, and Osun – three.

The total number of infections in the country now 50,488, as 37,304 patients have been discharged and 985 deaths recorded.

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