The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday evening, 22nd August 2020, confirmed 601 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The development brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 51,905 which includes 38,767 discharged cases and 997 deaths.
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Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos recording the highest number of new confirmed cases, followed by Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Oyo State, southwest Nigeria.
51,905 confirmed cases
38,767 discharged cases
997 deaths recorded as of August 22, 2020.