COVID-19: Nigeria records 626 new cases, 14 deaths

Nigeria recorded 626 new cases of COVID-19 with 14 casualties on Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The public health agency, in its official website on Wednesday morning, said that the surge in infections was driven

by the third wave of the pandemic.

So, According to reports, the agency had announced 460 new infections on Monday, Aug. 30.

It also gave the total number of deaths from the pandemic as 2,469, with the total haul of active cases rising from

10,858 reported on Monday, to 11,203 on Tuesday.

Furthermore, It added that the infections report is freshly from nine states and the FCT, with Lagos State recording

334 followed by Rivers with 134 cases.

Further details revealed that Oyo reported 60, FCT, 41, Osun, 20, Plateau, 14, while Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara and

Benue had nine, seven, six, and one case respectively.

The NCDC discloses that the test of about 2.7 million persons with a total of 192,431 results turning

positive since the reporting of the case of the first pandemic in Feb 27, 2020.

It added that 178,759 COVID-19 patients had recovered and were discharged as a multi-sectoral

national emergency operations centre activated at Level 2 continues to coordinate the national response activities.

By Taiyelolu A

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