NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 1,368 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
Bringing the number of confirmed cases to 225,255 as disclosed by NCDC on its official website on Tuesday morning.
It stated that COVID-19 cases increased in Lagos on Monday, with 844 reported cases.
The nation’s epicentre of the virus, Lagos now has a cumulative 84,410 cases, with 3,500 active cases.
The NCDC noted that the FCT recorded the second-highest number of cases at 209 to make its confirmed cases to 25,070 to date.
It listed Oyo with 58 cases, Abia-51, Ondo-39, Ogun-30, Kaduna-26, Delta-20, Akwa Ibom-17, Osun-15, and Ekiti-12.
Anambra and Zamfara recorded 7 cases each, while Cross River, Kano, Kwara, and Rivers recorded six each, Bauchi recorded five, Gombe – three, and Plateau – one.
The centre noted that 2,985 people had lost their lives to the virus since its outbreak in the country on February 27, 2020, while 211,660 people have recovered and been discharged.
The nation’s active cases stood at 9,508 as of Monday.
The NCDC said the country had conducted 3,751,696 sample tests since the virus was announced in 2020.
It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.