Nigeria Records 252 COVID-19 New Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has recorded 252 new COVID-19 cases with three new fatalities in the fight against the dreaded virus.

The development has taken the death toll attributed to COVID-19 to 1,007.

The 252 new cases were recorded across Nigeria on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

The new cases have taken Nigeria’s virus burden to 52, 800, according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC made this known via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

It said that the 252 new cases of COVID-19 put Nigeria’s total infection at 52,800; with 1,007 dead and more than 39,000 persons discharged.

The NCDC said that Plateau topped the list of states with new cases with 50, followed by Enugu which recorded 35 new cases.

Others are 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.

Meanwhile, the agency noted that so far, Nigeria had tested 383,130 samples; adding that 707 persons had recovered from COVID-19 as at Tuesday.

The recovered patients had been discharged from across the country’s isolation centres in the last 24 hours in the country.

“Our discharges today (Tuesday) include 528 community recoveries over the last four weeks reported from Ondo State; in line with new case management guidelines,” it said.

Alsoa, the NCDC said that the hands were one of the primary ways by which infectious diseases like COVID-19 are spread.

“Take Responsibility. Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for 20 seconds. Remember to teach your loved ones and those around you the importance of proper hand hygiene,” it advised.

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