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NCDC Announces 340 New Cases As Total COVID-19 Toll Exceeds 51,000

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Total COVID-19 caseload has surpassed 51,000 after Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 340 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, August 21.

This comes two days after Nigeria exceeded 50,000 total infections with 50,488 caseload. Between then and now, 816 new cases was recorded.

In the centre’s latest data posted on Twitter, there are now;

On Thursday, there was 50,964 infections, 37,569 recoveries and 992 deaths across the country.

However, there are now 51,304 total cases, 37,885 recoveries and 996 casualties nationwide.

Also, with NCDC’s August 20 situation report, total samples tested nationwide have increased from 366,244 to 369,904.

Meanwhile, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu has shut its main medical laboratory unit after more 14 workers tested positive for coronavirus.

A wave of mass infections hit the teaching hospital with 20 staff testing positive as at last Friday.

One of them was said to have infected three members of his family, prompting the management to shut the laboratory unit.

However, despite shutting the lab, 14 out of 16 staff tested positive, which is described as second wave of mass infection at the health facility.

This brings the total number of infected staff to 34, including a family of four; the wife of one of the lab workers and his three children.

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