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.
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
457 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
927 deaths pic.twitter.com/Nzupdh7X2i
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 5, 2020
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