Nigeria records 340 new cases of COVID-19, total now 51,304
As Nigeria continues its fight against Coronavirus, 340 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night.
NCDC revealed that Kaduna State recorded the highest number of cases, with 63 cases, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 51 cases. Plateau State followed with 38 cases.
The body, NCDC further revealed that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 51,304 with 37,885 patients discharged and 996 deaths recorded.
340 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
996 deaths pic.twitter.com/coHVPh8vPS
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 21, 2020
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 has blamed Nigerians for the continued non-compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols, saying it would have flattened the curve by now, but for the lackadaisical attitude of Nigerians towards containing the pandemic.
It also lamented the increasing Covid-19 case fatalities in the country, disclosing that of the 985 deaths recorded so far, 14 of them were medical doctors who contracted the virus in the line of duty