Covid-19 Update: Nigeria Cases Surpasses 50,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases in its update for August 19, 2020.

While the Wednesday figure is the highest daily record of new cases in August, Plateau state is topping the list with 186 positive sample, Lagos with 172 cases.

The figures NCDC announced before Wednesday, the highest number of positive sample for August was 457, which was confirmed on August 5.

The development comes less than four weeks after Nigeria crossed 40,000 cases – the country had confirmed a total of 40,543 infections as of July 26, out of which 17,374 recoveries and 858 deaths were recorded..

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