The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,584 new infections, as the country’s daily COVID-19 tally continues to rise.
Giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country, the agency revealed in a Facebook post on Saturday that the new cases were confirmed in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Data from the NCDC revealed that the figure reported on Friday is the highest number of cases to be recorded in the last 10 months.
The last time the country logged a single-day tally higher than this was on February 6 when the health agency said it confirmed 1,588 fresh infections.
This is even as Nigeria records a tally exceeding the 1,000 mark for the third consecutive day, following the 1,424 and 1,051 cases reported on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
Amid concerns over the recent surge in the number of cases reported daily, authorities in Lagos have declared a fourth wave of the pandemic in the state.
Of the new cases logged on Friday, Lagos accounted for an alarming tally of 906 and was followed by FCT and Rivers which reported 258 and 217 fresh infections respectively.
Others are Edo – 85, Oyo – 50, Ogun – 16, Ondo – 14, Bayelsa – 12, Osun – 10, Bauchi – nine, and Kano – seven.
While Ekiti and Sokoto States reported no new case, the NCDC said one more person died, raising the nation’s death toll to 2,984.
Since the outbreak of the disease in the country in late February 2020, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 222,655 cases out of which 211,373 infected people have been discharged.
The NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 3,686,403 samples while 8,091 cases are still active in various states and the FCT.
See the breakdown of cases according to states below:
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|