The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Saturday confirmed a total number of 325 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the country via its Twitter handle.
This brings the total for Nigeria to 48,770 with 36,290 people so far discharged and 974 deaths.
According to NCDC’s tweet, Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos State has the highest number of 87, followed by the FCT with 49 cases. The next is 28 from Gimbe, while the remaining 17 states recorded figures ranging from 20 and below.
As of August 14, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the African continent stood at 25,096. There are 1,096,951 confirmed infections and 812,839 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that stringent coronavirus regulations would be eased on Monday as the country’s infection rate falls.
South Africa is lifting its month-long ban on cigarette sales and will allow limited alcohol sales. The loosening of the lockdown on Monday will remove nearly all restrictions on economic activity, including the hospitality industry, and allow inter-provincial travel. But international travel restrictions are still in place, and gatherings of more than 50 people are still banned.
Worldwide, the number of those infected has exceeded 21 million. According to Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, the global total of confirmed coronavirus cases is now more than 21.6 million. More than 767,000 people have died, while 13.2 million have recovered.