The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 685 new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 131,242.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov late Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of cases recorded on Sunday is the least the NCDC has reported in the past four weeks after confirming 576 cases on January 2.
The latest update takes the country’s infection tally to 131,242, the sixth-highest in Africa behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa.
The agency also announced eight coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s number of deaths to 1,586.
It stated that the new cases were reported across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
NCDC said that Lagos State recorded the highest number of the new cases with 355 infections, while Kaduna, Nasarawa and Kano confirmed 58, 46 and 40 new cases respectively.
Among other states with new cases were Akwa Ibom-33, Katsina-26, Ogun-25, Osun-21, Rivers-16, Edo-15, Oyo-13, Ondo-12, Borno-11, Ekiti-nine, Kebbi-three, and Plateau-two.
The agency, however, said that the number of recoveries is currently 104,989, with additional 1,277 patients discharged across the country in the past 24 hours.
It added that 901 and 123 community recoveries managed in line with COVID-19 guidelines were recorded in Lagos and Plateau states respectively.
The public health agency noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 3 is coordinating response activities nationwide.
NAN recalls that the country has so far tested 1,302,410 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on February 27, 2020 in the country.
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