Nigeria on Thursday recorded 1,041 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has said.
The agency said on its verified Twitter’s handle that six deaths from COVID-19 complications were also registered from across the country in the last 24 hours.
According to the public health agency, the newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 were reported in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which bring the total recorded infections in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 81,963 cases with 1,242 deaths.
According to the NCDC, Lagos led in the new figure with 316 cases of the virus, while FCT came second with 210 and Kaduna state in third position with 83.
Other states with new infections include; Plateau (70), Gombe (56), Oyo (56), Katsina (47), Nasarawa (35), Kano (33),Ogun (21), Rivers (17), Niger (14), Imo (14), Delta (12), Edo (12), Kwara (12), Benue (9), Anambra (8), Taraba (4), Ekiti (4), Ebonyi (6), Bayelsa (1) and Sokoto (1).
The NCDC disclosed that out of the 81,963 confirmed cases in Nigeria, 69,651 patients have been discharged while 1,242 deaths have been recorded.
PlatinumPost reports that there has been spike in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria in the last few days with experts describing the ugly development as second wave of the virus in the country.