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“117 In Lagos, 40 In Abuja” – Nigeria Confirms 423 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 47,290

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 423 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 47,290.

The NCDC made this known on Tuesday night via its Twitter handle, where it revealed that the new cases were spread across 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

The new cases are recorded in Lagos-117, FCT-40, Ondo-35, Rivers-28, Osun-24, Benue-21, Abia-19, Ogun-19, Ebonyi-18, Delta-17, Kwara-17, Kaduna-15, Anambra-14, Ekiti-11, Kano-9, Imo-6, Gombe-4, Oyo-3, Taraba-3, Bauchi-1, Edo-1, Nasarawa-1.

The health centre further disclosed that six new COVID-19 deaths were recorded, increasing the fatality toll to 956, while 293 persons were discharged, bringing the country’s total number of recoveries to 33,609.

“On the 11th of August 2020, 423 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

“The 423 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (117), FCT (40), Ondo (35), Rivers (28), Osun (24), Benue (21), Abia (19), Ogun (19), Ebonyi (18), Delta (17), Kwara (17), Kaduna (15), Anambra (14), Ekiti (11), Kano (9), Imo (6), Gombe (4), Oyo (3), Taraba (3), Bauchi (1), Edo (1) and Nasarawa (1).

“Till date, 47290 cases have been confirmed, 33609 cases have been discharged and 956 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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