COVID-19: Nigeria records surge in infections
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections as it recorded 590 new cases and 8 deaths in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The health agency disclosed this on its official website on Friday.
According to the NCDC, a total of 173,411 cases of the COVID-19 infection has been recorded so far while 164,978 cases have been discharged and 2149 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The report showed that Lagos State remains the epicentre for the pandemic as it reported the highest share of 308 cases, followed by Akwa Ibom with 54 cases, Katsina reported 40, Oyo State, 39 followed by Rivers State with 26 cases.
Others are Niger (23), Gombe (19), Ogun (16) and Ekiti, 15, FCT and Nasarawa reported 10 cases each, while Delta reported nine cases with Bayelsa and Plateau reporting five cases each.
Imo State recorded four cases in the latest data while both Ebonyi and Jigawa states recorded three cases each and Kano recorded one.
The disease centre, however, noted that the cases reported for Niger State comprise the 12 cases recorded on July 28 and 11 recorded on Thursday, 29 with zero cases on Friday.