Nigeria Records 10 More Deaths, 618 New COVID-19 Cases

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A health practitioner tests for COVID-19. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels TV
A health practitioner tests for COVID-19. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels TV

 

Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 2,308 on Friday after 10 more people battling the disease lost the fight.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a late-night Facebook post while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

It noted that the total fatalities were reported in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Lagos was one of the states with new deaths.

“Deaths reported in Lagos State on the 25th of August 2021,” it said.

As the country battles the third wave of infections following an initial relaxation of COVID-19 measures, 618 more cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in 14 states and the FCT.

But it is not the highest single-day figure to be recorded since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020.

Lagos recorded the highest number of fresh infections – 807 and was only followed by Akwa Ibom, Edo, and Rivers which reported 89, 71, and 47 cases respectively.

Others are Ekiti – 20, Plateau – 20, Delta – 15, Kwara – 13, FCT – 11, Osun – eight, Oyo – four, Ogun – three, Benue – three, Gombe – one, and Kaduna – one.

This brings to 190,333 the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country while those that have been successfully treated are 169,815.

As of 9am on Saturday, the NCDC said a total of 2,727,834 have been collected and tested across the country.

See the breakdown of cases by states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 71,984 12,948 58,561 475
FCT 20,524 417 19,932 175
Rivers 10,082 1,340 8,617 125
Kaduna 9,216 17 9,133 66
Plateau 9,165 51 9,055 59
Oyo 8,025 675 7,189 161
Edo 5,320 292 4,835 193
Ogun 5,216 159 4,982 75
Kano 4,037 7 3,920 110
Akwa Ibom 3,901 761 3,108 32
Ondo 3,873 280 3,523 70
Kwara 3,526 357 3,112 57
Delta 2,879 248 2,556 75
Osun 2,691 39 2,573 79
Enugu 2,541 -9 2,521 29
Nasarawa 2,414 30 2,345 39
Gombe 2,236 1 2,191 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,048 13 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,792 4 1,764 24
Imo 1,710 22 1,650 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Benue 1,413 -1 1,390 24
Ekiti 1,410 296 1,099 15
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Adamawa 1,136 6 1,098 32
Taraba 1,062 27 1,011 24
Bayelsa 1,014 58 930 26
Niger 966 32 914 20
Sokoto 796 4 764 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Cross River 475 12 442 21
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 251 0 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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