14 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 296 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency also reported 12 COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Tuesday.

According to the agency, the new cases were recorded from the FCT and 14 other states.

Rivers recorded the highest number of new infections with 63 cases followed by Lagos – 49, FCT – 47, Osun – 37, Edo – 29, Plateau – 18, Gombe – 14, Nasarawa – 12, Delta – 10, Benue – 5, Kano – 5, Bayelsa – 3, Oyo – 2, Bauchi – 1 and Ekiti – 1. 

The health agency said the 296 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 204,752.

However, 192,951 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With 12 COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus has risen to 2,690, 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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