The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 1,131 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 142,578.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The health agency said that in the last 24 hours 1,131 people tested positive in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It confirmed additional eight coronavirus-related deaths also in24 hours, bringing the country’s COVID-19 related deaths to 1,702.
The NCDC stated that the registered infections showed that Lagos State recorded the highest number with 297 new infections, taking the total number of cases in the nation’s commercial hub to 52,282.
It said the FCT came second with 194 new infections, upping the cumulative cases in the nation’s capital to 18,168.
Kaduna State had 83 new cases; Kano 59; Oyo 58; Taraba 53; Imo 52; Osun 47; Plateau 45 and Edo 43 cases.
Others were Akwa Ibom and Rivers 42 cases each; Ogun-29; Kwara-24; Benue-21; Nasarawa-16; Ekiti-7; Bauchi and Delta 6 each; Bayelsa-4; Sokoto-2 and Gombe-1.
The NCDC, however, said that more than 1,192 people had been successfully treated and discharged on Wednesday, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 116,947 in the last 24 hours.
It stated that the discharged cases as of Wednesday included 773 community recoveries in Lagos State and 66 community recoveries in Imo, all managed in line with stipulated guidelines.
The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.