Nigeria has recorded 410 new cases of COVID-19 as the disease nears the 50,000 mark.
There was at least a case recorded in 16 states of the federation with Lagos having the highest number of cases with 210.
The FCT followed with 45 cases with total discharges now 37051.
410 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
981 deaths pic.twitter.com/3wG5WQmEcz
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 18, 2020
A total of 981 deaths have been recorded so far since Nigeria recorded its index case.
There are 11,863 active cases of coronavirus in the country.
Nigeria has recorded a recovery rate of 74.25% and death rate of 1.96%.