Nigeria Records 2 Deaths, 417 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19, Total 49,485

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its daily update posted on its website, said there were 417 new cases taking the total number of recorded cases to 49,485, NCDC said these had led to 977 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Making the disclosure via its Twitter handle, the NCDC said: “As at 11:10 pm 17th of August 2020, 417 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

To date, 49,485 cases have been confirmed, 36,834 cases have been discharged and 977 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 352,625 tests have been carried out as of August 17th, 2020 compared to 350,589 tests a day earlier.

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COVID-19 Case Updates- 17th August 2020,
Total Number of Cases – 49,485
Total Number Discharged – 36,834
Total Deaths – 977
Total Tests Carried out – 352,625

According to the NCDC, the 417 new cases were reported from 17 states- Lagos (207), Kaduna (44), Ondo (38), Abia (28), Anambra (21), Plateau (20), Bauchi (13), Oyo (9), Ebonyi (9), Delta (7), Edo (7), Enugu (6), Niger (3), Gombe (2), Ogun (1), FCT (1) and Kano (1).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 16,710, followed by Abuja (4,730), Oyo (2,967), Edo (2,438), Rivers (2,006), Kaduna (1,859), Plateau (1,836), Kano (1,680), Delta (1,646), Ogun (1,564), Ondo (1,433), Enugu (1,003), Ebonyi (940), Kwara (906), Osun (754), Katsina (746), Borno (706), Abia (705), Gombe (678), and Bauchi (596).

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