Nigeria records 143 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,008


Nigeria has recorded 143 more coronavirus infections on Monday

This brings the country’s total cases to 54,008 with 1013 deaths

The cases are from 17 states and the federal capital territory

As Nigeria continues to witness low number of coronavirus cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 143 new infections in the country.

This brings the nation’s total infections to 54,008, the NCDC disclosed on its official twitter handle on Monday, August 31.

According to NCDC, the 143 cases were confirmed from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), taking the number of confirmed cases to 54,008 in the country.

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In the new release, Plateau state, once again had the highest number of infections of 35.

The state was followed by Kaduna with 21 while Lagos and FCT recording 19 and 13 cases respectively.

Nigeria records 143 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,008

Nigeria has recorded 143 more coronavirus infections on Monday
Source: Facebook

Others were

Ebonyi (9),

Adamawa (7)

Enugu (7)

Katsina (7)

Edo (6)

Kwara (5)

Osun (3)

Anambra (2)

Kano (2)

Niger (2)

Ogun (2)

Benue (1)

Borno (1)

Sokoto (1).

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

It stated that no fatality was recorded as at Monday.

The health agency said that till date, 54,008 cases had been confirmed, 41,638 cases discharged and 1,013 deaths recorded in 36 states and FCT.

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It said even younger persons were at risk of COVID-19, especially those with underlying health conditions.

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