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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

423 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Nigeria As Infections Edges Towards 50,000

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday night, August 11 confirmed 423 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as toll inching towards the 50,000 mark.

NCDC revealed that the new cases were spread across 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

They take the country’s total number of cases to 47,290. Out of the number, 33,609 patients have been discharged, while 956 people have lost their lives.

On Tuesday, Lagos, the country’s pandemic epicentre, recorded 117 new cases followed by the FCT with 40 cases, while Ondo and Rivers states recorded 35 and 28 cases respectively.

Osun State witnessed 24 more cases, Benue – 21, Abia – 19, Ogun – 19, Ebonyi – 18, Delta and Kwara – 17 each, while Kaduna and Anambra recorded 15 and 14 cases respectively.

Other states with new cases are Ekiti – 11, Kano – 9, Imo – 6, Gombe – 4, Oyo – 3, Bauchi – 1, Edo – 1, Nasarawa – 1.

Tuesday’s numbers continue a run of lower new case numbers in the country. 


In August, new case numbers have averaged below 500 unlike the situation in June and July when the daily average was over 500 with 745 cases recorded on June 18.

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