The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 298 new cases of the COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 49,068.
The NCDC disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Sunday, August 16, 2020.
It explained that the new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Plateau reported the highest number of new cases – 108, followed by Kaduna with 49 while Lagos – the nation’s epicentre of the disease, recorded 47.
Others are Ogun – 18, Osun – 17, FCT – 15, Ondo – 14, Edo – eight, Oyo – six, Akwa Ibom – four, Cross River – four, Borno – three, Ekiti – two, while Bauchi, Kano, and Rivers have one more case each.
The new figure, which is 27 lesser than the last number of infections recorded on Saturday, brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to 49,068.
36,497 patients have been treated and successfully discharged from various isolation centres across the country while 975 death toll recorded.