NCDC announces 457 new cases of Covid-19, total now 44,890

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The NCDC has announced 457 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria

The cases were recorded in 21 states, including the FCT, with Lagos, Abuja and Plateau state occupying the top three spots

With the new cases, Nigeria now has 44,890 confirmed cases, 32,165 recoveries and 927 deaths

Nigeria is gradually inching towards recording 50,000 cases of Covid-19 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 457 new cases on Wednesday evening, August 5.

The new cases were recorded in 21 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos, Abuja and Plateau state occupying the top three spots.

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The federal health agency announced the new cases via its official Twitter handle.

Lagos state which is Nigeria’s epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic has 137 cases, FCT has 76 while Plateau state has 40.

With the new cases, Nigeria now has 44,890 confirmed cases, 32,165 recoveries and 927 deaths.

Below is the state by state breakdown of the new cases:

Lagos – 137

FCT – 76

Plateau – 40

Rivers – 35

Enugu – 34

Oyo – 25

Abia – 23

Delta – 12

Edo – 11

Ebonyi – 11

Cross River – 10

Kwara – 10

Kaduna – 9

Anambra – 7

Ogun – 5

Imo – 3

Bauchi – 3

Osun – 2

Nasarawa – 2

Kano – 1

Ekiti – 1

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