Lagos COVID-19 cases hit 16,920 – NCDC


THE number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos State now stands at 16,920, according to the data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday.

The NCDC announced the figure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for Aug. 18.

It said that Lagos accounted for 210 new COVID-19 infections out of the 410 cases reported from 16 states on Aug 18.

“That brings the state’s total number of infections to 16,920,” NCDC said.

According to NCDC, Lagos has tested a total of 90,730 samples for COVID-19 as at Aug. 18.

It said that out of the 363,331 COVID-19 sample tests conducted in the country, Lagos has conducted the highest number of sample tests.

NCDC said that Lagos was followed by Kano with 42,077 tests, while Abuja, Plateau and Oyo states have conducted 41,878, 20,879 and 18,888 tests, respectively.

The health agency added that nine patients, who were treated and had fully recovered, were discharged on the reported day, making
14,496 COVID-19 patients discharged in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos remains the epicentre of Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases with 16,920 of the total 49,895 cases in the country.

Also, data by the World Health Organisation Africa Region shows that there are 1,128,042 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent, with over 846,000 recoveries and 25,902 deaths. (NAN)

– Aug. 19, 2020 @ 17:49 GMT |

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