Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Daily Updates : Nigeria Cases


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COVID-19 Pandemic Daily Updates

The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives and sickened tens of thousands of others. In Nigeria, the virus has spread to more states within weeks. Government and health authorities across the country are striving to limit widespread infections.


The Federal Government through the FMoH and NCDC, and State Governors have shown strong policy level commitment to slow down COVID-19 progress as well as control it.

Below are the highlights and case summary in Nigeria.


See Also: How to Protect Yourself From the New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Highlights

  • On the 17th of August 2020, 417 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
  • Till date, 49485 cases have been confirmed, 36834 cases have been discharged and 977 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
  • The 417 new cases are 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)
  • A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

COVID-19 Case Summary in Nigeria

Total Samples Tested 352625
Total Confirmed cases

49485

Discharged 36834
Death 977

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 16,710 2,022 14,487 201
FCT 4,730 3,316 1,368 46
Oyo 2,967 1,280 1,654 33
Edo 2,438 169 2,169 100
Rivers 2,006 130 1,820 56
Kaduna 1,859 245 1,602 12
Plateau 1,836 934 877 25
Kano 1,680 253 1,373 54
Delta 1,646 162 1,440 44
Ogun 1,564 209 1,330 25
Ondo 1,433 630 774 29
Enugu 1,003 134 850 19
Ebonyi 940 55 858 27
Kwara 906 242 641 23
Osun 754 292 448 14
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 706 93 577 36
Abia 705 121 579 5
Gombe 678 76 579 23
Bauchi 596 44 538 14
Imo 506 328 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 374 90 272 12
Bayelsa 352 8 323 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 250 34 208 8
Niger 232 52 168 12
Ekiti 206 105 98 3
Adamawa 185 54 119 12
Anambra 177 0 159 18
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Cross River 77 24 45 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

For more update, visit the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) website – https://ncdc.gov.ng/


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