Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 14 other states reported 558 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the figures released on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The agency also reported two COVID-19 related deaths.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday.

According to NCDC, the 558 new cases were recorded from Lagos, FCT, and 14 other states.

Lagos with the the highest numbers for new infections reported 376 new cases Oyo – 33, Akwa Ibom – 26, FCT – 22, Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – 9, Jigawa – 6, Rivers – 4, Zamfara – 4, Edo – 2 and Ebonyi – 1

The health agency said the 558 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 178, 882

The NCDC, However, stated that 164, 930 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country.

With two COVID-19 related death reported, the death toll from the virus has increased to 2,141, 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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