Nigeria, this Wednesday night exceeded the 50,000 COVID-19 mark after the The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 593 fresh cases in 15 states of the federation and Abuja.
The agency while announcing this on its Twitter handle, also said four persons died from coronavirus complications on the same day. Consequently, the number of COVID-19 fatalities has now increased from 981 to 985.
The total number of confirmed cases has now increased to 50,488.
But there is the good news in the picture as well. 37,304 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Wednesday night.
The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: Plateau (186), Lagos (172), FCT (62), Oyo (27), Delta (25), Rivers (20), Ondo (19) and, Edo (18).
Others are – Kaduna (17), Enugu (12), Akwa Ibom (10), Ogun (7), Abia (6), Gombe (6), Kano (3) and, Osun (3).