…As Nigeria records 15 deaths in one day
The National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has declared that Lagos State recorded 901 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, the highest number of daily infections since the virus was first confirmed in the country on February 27, 2020.
Also, the country recorded a total 1,444 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in 20 states of the country and the FCT.
NCDC said 15 persons died of the dreaded disease in one day.
A breakdown of the national figure showed that Lagos, Plateau, and Kaduna recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections yesterday, with 901, 136 and 57 cases respectively.
Others were FCT, 54, Ebonyi, 53, Akwa Ibom, 52, Nasarawa, 32, Osun, 29, Ogun, 28, Imo, 16, Oyo, 16, Edo, 15, Kano, 14, Rivers, 10, Ekiti, 7, Borno, 6, Abia, 5, Benue, 4, Yobe, 4, Kebbi, 3, and Anambra, 2.
So far, Nigeria has tested 1,154,138 people since the index case of COVID-19 was recorded on February 27 last year. Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was 110,387 while 89,317 were discharged and 1,435 persons died.
NCDC disclosed that 3,950 patients were discharged from isolation centres across the country yesterday after the second test result returned negative.