Nigeria Reports 304 new Cases of COVID-19 with 5 Deaths


Nigeria registered 304 new cases of coronavirus infections, 81 of which were recorded in Lagos alone.

It was the second day in a row that the number of daily cases is below 400.

The latest figure brings the nationwide tally to 43, 841.

The Centre for Disease Control added that five (5) new fatalities were also recorded on Sunday. This pushed the death toll to 888.

There were also 221 recoveries reported by the public health agency in over the past 24 hours.

Nationwide recovery now stands at 20, 308.

NCDC in its report said: ‘’On the 2nd of August 2020, 304 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

‘’Till date, 43841 cases have been confirmed, 20308 cases have been discharged and 888 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

‘’The 304 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (81), FCT (39), Abia (31), Kaduna (24), Rivers (23), Plateau (16), Cross River (13), Ebonyi (12), Ondo (12) Ekiti (11), Edo (11), Benue (10), Nasarawa (10), Ogun (6), Gombe (5).