By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 386 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease were recorded across Nigeria on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
The update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the country has now recorded a total of 43,537 cases since its index case was announced in February.
Saturday’s new cases were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
With 130 new cases, the FCT recorded the highest number of new cases for the third consecutive day.
Lagos, which usually records the highest number of new cases and is the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria, recorded the second-highest with 65 cases.
See the report released by NCDC below:
FCT-130 Lagos-65 Ondo-37 Osun-29 Plateau-23 Rivers-15 Enugu-14 Nasarawa-12 Bayelsa-11 Ebonyi-11 Ekiti-9 Oyo-8 Edo-8 Abia-6 Ogun-3 Katsina-3 Imo-1 Adamawa-1
43,537 confirmed 20,087 discharged 883 deaths.
A breakdown of cases by state: