NCDC confirms 252 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s total now 52,800

*Plateau tops states in new cases with 50, as agency discharges over 39,000 persons, records 1,007 deaths

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 252 fresh cases of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

ConsumerConnect reports that the health agency, in a tweet via its verified Twitter handle Tuesday night, put the total number of cases in Nigeria at 52,800, with 1,007 dead and more than 39,000 persons discharged.


Plateau State topped the list of states with new cases with 50, while Enugu ranked second with 35.

Other states with new cases include Rivers-27, Lagos-26, FCT-18, Kaduna-18, Ekiti-10, Kano-10, Taraba-9, Anambra-8, Edo-8, Oyo-8, Delta-7, Ogun-6, Abia-5, Bayelsa-5, Ebonyi-1, and Osun-1.

Nigeria has tested 383,130 samples thus far, according to data from the NCDC.

Meanwhile, report indicates that Coronavirus has killed at least 813,733 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP Tuesday.

At least 23,689,860 cases have been registered. Of these, at least 15,098,600 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases, says agency report.

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