Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 16 other states reported 727 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to figures released on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency also reported seven COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday.

According to the agency, the 727 new cases were recorded from Lagos, the FCT and 16 other states.

Rivers recorded the highest number of new infections with 257 cases, Lagos – 157, Edo – 85, Imo – 63, FCT – 33, Delta – 28, Kaduna ‘ 27, Benue – 17, Akwa Ibom – 13, Ekiti – 13, Taraba – 12, Bayelsa – 5, Kano – 4, Ogun – 4, Oyo – 3, while Abia, Nasarawa and Plateau reported 2 cases each. 

The health agency said the 727 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 197,773.

However, 185,597 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With seven COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus has risen to 2,585 NCDC said.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.



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