On Friday August 21, 2020 the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 340 new cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 51,304. The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Friday.
The government agency, which is leading the war against the virus in Nigeria said, “On the 21st of August 2020, 340 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 51304 cases have been confirmed, 37885 cases have been discharged and 996 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 340 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria as recorded in Nigeria are as follows: