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Nigeria records 216 new COVID-19 cases as total infections reach 54,463

Nigeria has recorded Two hundred and sixteen new cases of coronavirus as total infections in the country reached 54, 463, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The nation’s health agency, in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The records of the new cases showed Plateau has the highest number – 59, followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos which have 27, 22, and 20 more infections respectively.

Other states on the list are Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna – 11, FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – four, Osun – four, Ekiti – four, Delta – three, Edo – three, Akwa Ibom – two, and Bauchi – one.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country since Nigeria reported its first infection in February to 54,463.

In the same vein, those who have lost the battle to COVID-19 in Nigeria increased by four raising the death toll from the disease to 1,027.

On the positive note, the number of recoveries increased to 42,439 after 429 more patients were successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.

As of 11:11pm on September 2, Nigeria has a total of 10,997, according to the NCDC.

This represents 20.19 per cent of the total confirmed cases with 77.92 per cent recoveries and 1.88 per cent deaths recorded.

The breakdown of COVID-19 figures in Nigeria according to states is provided below:

Lagos 18,177 2,744 15,231 202
FCT 5,213 3,590 1,563 60
Oyo 3,136 1,145 1,954 37
Plateau 2,708 1,119 1,559 30
Edo 2,590 144 2,346 100
Rivers 2,168 108 2,003 57
Kaduna 2,163 108 2,043 12
Delta 1,752 109 1,595 48
Kano 1,727 92 1,581 54
Ogun 1,669 108 1,535 26
Ondo 1,543 131 1,380 32
Enugu 1,179 70 1,088 21
Ebonyi 1,005 37 941 27
Kwara 966 157 784 25
Abia 798 78 712 8
Katsina 796 315 457 24
Osun 788 30 741 17
Borno 741 34 671 36
Gombe 723 64 636 23
Bauchi 669 22 633 14
Imo 529 313 205 11
Benue 460 160 291 9
Nasarawa 434 124 298 12
Bayelsa 391 12 358 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 280 34 238 8
Ekiti 278 54 219 5
Niger 243 15 216 12
Adamawa 228 33 180 15
Anambra 216 30 168 18
Sokoto 159 1 142 16
Kebbi 93 3 82 8
Taraba 87 9 73 5
Cross River 82 1 73 8
Zamfara 78 0 73 5
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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