Nigeria Records 11 COVID-19 Deaths, 582 New Cases

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A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

Eleven more people battling COVID-19 in Nigeria lost the fight to the disease on Wednesday as the nation’s toll rose to 2,480.

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 explained that the total deaths 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.

Amid the third wave of infections following an initial relaxation of COVID-19 measures, the NCDC revealed that 582 more cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in 15 states and the FCT.

The new figure is, however, not the highest single-day tally to be reported since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020.

Lagos recorded the highest number of fresh infections – 175 and was only followed by Rivers – 124, Edo – 60, and Delta – 57.

Others are Akwa Ibom – 44, Anambra – 25, Bayelsa – 22, Gombe – 19, Ekiti – 12, FCT – 12, Kaduna – 11, Kano – six, Benue – five, Plateau – five, Ogun – three, and Jigawa – two.

“Today’s report includes a backlog of 20 cases reported for Delta State from 29th (3), 30th (17), 31st (10) August, and 1st September (27),” the health agency said.

It added that the report contained a backlog of cases recorded in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom States, as well as a backlog of eight deaths for Delta from August 18 to 31.

“Five states with zero cases reported – Abia, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Sokoto,” it said.

This brings to 193,013 the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country while those that have been successfully treated are 179,000.

As of 9am on Thursday, the NCDC said a total of 2,779,725 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 73,093 5,928 66,561 604
FCT 20,624 442 20,006 176
Rivers 10,591 1,291 9,168 132
Kaduna 9,237 31 9,140 66
Plateau 9,205 90 9,055 60
Oyo 8,156 692 7,300 164
Edo 5,462 371 4,895 196
Ogun 5,262 130 5,056 76
Kano 4,050 19 3,921 110
Akwa Ibom 4,028 786 3,200 42
Ondo 3,968 322 3,575 71
Kwara 3,562 391 3,112 59
Delta 2,971 332 2,556 83
Osun 2,711 47 2,585 79
Enugu 2,558 -2 2,531 29
Nasarawa 2,414 30 2,345 39
Gombe 2,258 23 2,191 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Anambra 2,075 60 1,996 19
Ebonyi 2,048 13 2,003 32
Abia 1,795 6 1,764 25
Imo 1,710 22 1,650 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Ekiti 1,466 282 1,165 19
Benue 1,422 -1 1,399 24
Borno 1,344 0 1,306 38
Adamawa 1,136 6 1,098 32
Bayelsa 1,071 103 941 27
Taraba 1,062 27 1,011 24
Niger 966 32 914 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 564 3 545 16
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Cross River 476 13 442 21
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 251 0 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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