COVID-19 cases increase in Lagos again as Nigeria records three new deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed three new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, increasing the country’s fatality toll to 1,111.

With the latest figure, Nigeria recorded exactly 100 deaths within the past four weeks.

As of August 28, the death toll stood at 1,011 with no new fatality recorded for that day, but two weeks later, the figure had increased to 1,076.

However, within the same period, the recovery count has also increased significantly, moving from 41,017 as of August 28, to a total of 49,895, following the discharge of 101 patients on Monday.

Meanwhile, 136 new positive samples have been confirmed in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos topped the list of states with 71 new cases, followed by Rivers with 23, Plateau with 12 and Adamawa 6.

The rest are: “Oyo – 6, Kaduna – 5, Abia – 3, FCT – 3, Katsina – 2, Kwara – 2, Bauchi – 1, Borno – 1, Edo – 1”

So  far, Lagos still accounts for the most active cases with 3,859 patients, and is followed by Oyo with 884, and Plateau with 795 infections.

Although Kogi and Zamfara currently have no active case, the two states have confirmed less than 100 positive infections, respectively.

Kogi has recorded a total of five infections, while Zamfara has confirmed 78 positive samples.

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Out of a total of 58,460 confirmed cases recorded across the 36 states and the FCT, 7,454 are still active.

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