Nigeria on Thursday added 476 fresh COVID-19 cases with seven more deaths, taking the fatality figure to 992.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest COVID-19 figures in a tweet on its official handle.

Although Nigeria had reported fewer confirmed cases in recent weeks, Thursday’s new infections – in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory – take the total cases in the West African nation to 50,964.

The country’s COVID-19 hotbed, Lagos, as has almost become the norm, recorded the highest number of fresh cases for the day – 235 – and is followed by the FCT with 44 more infections.

NCDC’s new data for the pandemic showed that Kaduna State had 41 new cases, Borno – 33, Plateau – 28, Abia – 13, Edo – 13; Rivers -12, Imo – 11, Oyo – 10 and Kano – 9.

Seven more persons were infected with the virus in Kwara, Enugu – 5, Katsina – 5, Gombe – 4, Ogun – 4, Nasarawa -1 and Zamfara – 1.

Even though the casualty number is close to a thousand, 37,569 persons who contracted the disease have been successfully treated and discharged.

As at 11:15 pm, August 20th, 2020, Nigeria, however, has 12,403 active COVID-19 cases.

476 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria:

Lagos-235
FCT-44
Kaduna-41
Borno-33
Plateau-28
Abia-13
Edo-13
Rivers-12
Imo-11
Oyo-10
Kano-9
Kwara-7
Enugu-5
Katsina-5
Gombe-4
Ogun-4
Nasarawa-1
Zamfara-1

50,964 confirmed
37,569 discharged
992 deaths