BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms 304 New COVID-19 Cases As Africa’s Infections Near 1 Million

Nigeria on Sunday confirmed 304 fresh cases of COVID-19, just as Africa’s COVID-19 infections near 1 million. 

The latest data for COVID-19 from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that the new cases of the virus were found in fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This comes as  the Africa Centre Control (CDC), as of Sunday, August 2, 2020, said the 55-nation Africa Union (AU) has 944,450 infections from COVID-19 with 602,578 having recovered and 19,920 persons dying from complications from the pandemic.

Nigeria, one of the continent’s COVID-19 hotbeds, have 43,841 confirmed cases of the virus with Lagos topping the daily infections from the pandemic for Sunday -81-, according to the NCDC.

Other states in the West African country with new cases of COVID-19 include FCT-39; Abia – 31; Kaduna -24; Rivers – 23; Plateau – 16; Cross River -13;  Ebonyi – 12 and  Ondo -12.

Ekiti -11; Edo – 11; Benue – 10; Nasarawa – 10; Ogun – 6 and Gombe – 5, complete the country’s latest infections from the pandemic.

Of the number of infected persons, 20,308 have been discharged with 888 deaths, however, confirmed from the disease.