COVID-19 Update: Death Toll Crosses 1,000, As Total Cases Now 52,227

 COVID-19 Update: Death Toll Crosses 1,000, As Total Cases Now 52,227

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had reported that the number of fatalities recorded so far from Coronavirus in Nigeria has surpassed the 1,000 mark.

NCDC data released on Sunday, August 23, 2020, indicated that 1,002 people have lost the battle to COVID-19 in the country, about six months after the country reported its first cases in February 2020.

The figure reported by the NCDC in its latest update on the disease shows that five more people infected with COVID-19 died in the last 24 hours.

In a late-night tweet, the Nation’s Health Agency announced 322 new cases of Coronavirus, a figure that was 279 lower than the previous day.

The cases were reported from 17 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), bringing Nigeria’s total infections to 52,227.

Lagos State reported the highest number of additional cases of 130, followed by Bauchi State and the FCT which have 36 and 25 more cases respectively.

Others States are Edo with 17 cases; Bayelsa with 14 cases; Ogun with 14 cases; Oyo with 14 cases; Anambra with 13 cases; Kaduna with 12 cases; Ondo with 11 cases; Abia with 10 cases; Osun with six cases; while Plateau and Kwara had five cases each; Kano had four cases; Ebonyi had three cases; Sokoto had two cases and Borno had one cases.

On the other hand, 279 more people were successfully treated and have been discharged from various Isolation Centres as the Country now has 38,945 recovered cases.

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