Breaking: NCDC Confirms 437 New Coronavirus Cases, 142 Recoveries
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 437 new coronavirus cases and 142 recoveries on Sunday, August 9.
In the centre’s latest data posted on Twitter, there are now;
437 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
945 deaths pic.twitter.com/d70c7hFaHc
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 9, 2020
This comes a day after Nigeria’s total COVID-19 toll exceeds 46,000 with 46,140, having 33,044 recoveries and 942 deaths across the country.
According to the new toll, there are now 46,577 total cases, 33,186 recoveries and 945 casualties across the country.
Also, with NCDC’s August 8, situation report, total samples tested nationwide have increased from 314,632 to 317,496.
In other news, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for COVID-19.
The former President took the test last Friday at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
His Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, disclosed on Sunday that the result conducted by Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos returned negative.