Thursday, August 20, 2020

Nigeria records 593 new cases of COVID-19, total now 50,488


Nigeria’s Covid-19 caseload surpassed 50,000 mark on Wednesday as the nation recorded 593 new cases.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, put the nation’s overall infection at 50,488, with 37,304 recoveries and 985 deaths.

In the last four days Nigeria has been recording increasing cases after more than two weeks of downturn.

In the 593 infections recorded on Wednesday, Plateau State toppled Lagos, ramping up 186 cases, with Lagos raking in 172 new cases.

The 593 new cases are reported from 16 states, they are; Plateau (186), Lagos (172), FCT (62), Oyo (27), Delta (25), Rivers (20), Ondo (19), Edo (18), Kaduna (17), Enugu (12), Akwa Ibom (10), Ogun (7), Abia (6), Gombe (6), Kano (3) and Osun (3).

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