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: