The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday August 23, 2021 announced five hundred and sixty-five (565) confirmed new cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 in the country.
The virus also killed eight (8) people on Monday.
New cases of the pandemic have continued to rise for seven consecutive weeks across Africa including Nigeria, signaling the third wave as the country confirmed the deadly Delta variants.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday July 11 in a statement announced a possible third wave of the pandemic in Nigeria.
“Today’s report includes:
A backlog of cases from Benue state reported on the 17th (7), 18th (1) and 19th (4) of August 2021
Seven states with zero cases reported: Cross River, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau and Sokoto” NCDC said.
As of Monday August 23, there are 16,494 active cases in Nigeria.
565 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Breakdown of cases by state;
A breakdown of cases by state via NCDC portal
Lagos Post Online.
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