Nigeria’s cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have now crossed the 50,000 mark.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update late Wednesday night.
The centre announced 593 new cases of the disease in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It also reported that 253 patients were discharged following their recovery from the disease. But 4 new fatalities were recorded.
On Wednesday, Plateau recorded the day’s highest toll with 186 new cases while 172 new cases were reported in Lagos.
FCT and Oyo followed with 62 and 27 new cases respectively.
Others are Delta (25), Rivers (20), Ondo (19), Edo (18), Kaduna (17), Enugu (12), Akwa Ibom (10), Ogun (7), Abia (6), Gombe (6), Kano (3), and Osun (3).
Since the index case was confirmed on February 27, 2020, Nigeria has now recorded 50,488 cases of COVID-19.
While 37,304 cases have been discharged after their recovery, a total of 985 deaths have been recorded.