Nigeria recorded 31 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday
COVID-19 related deaths are surging in Nigeria as no fewer than 31 persons lost their lives to the novel disease on Tuesday.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 455, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tally released early Wednesday.
This is even as the country recorded 490 additional cases, bringing the number of infections to 17,148.
Meanwhile, 5,623 persons have been successfully treated and discharged.
In the latest reporting, Lagos state posted 142 new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory contributed 60.
Other states with new cases include Bayelsa (54), Rivers (39), Delta (37), Oyo (30), Kaduna (26), Imo (23), Enugu (19), Gombe (11), Ondo (10), Bauchi (8), Ogun (7), Borno (6), and Benue (1).