NCDC records 1,149 new coronavirus infections


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,149 cases of COVID-19.

The latest figure is the highest single-day figure since February 16 when the agency reported 1,572 cases.

On Wednesday, the agency said the cases were reported in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos, the hardest-hit state, reported 680 cases, followed by Rivers with 157 infections, while Akwa Ibom is third on the chart with 94 cases.

Other states that recorded infections are Oyo (56), Edo (36), FCT (34), Ogun (31), Ekiti (20), Delta (16), Abia (5), Nasarawa (5), Osun (5), Cross River (4), Plateau (3), Sokoto (2), and Kano (1).

The NCDC update showed that 279 people were discharged on Wednesday, while seven persons succumbed to the virus.

So far, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 184,593 COVID-19 cases across the country, with 167,738 recoveries. 2,236 have died of the infection.



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