18 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 344 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

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

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Wednesday.

The cases were recorded from Lagos, the FCT, and 18 other states. 

According to the NCDC, the FCT recorded the highest number of new infections with 79 cases, Lagos – 62, Rivers – 45, Kaduna – 33, Plateau – 22, Edo – 16, Benue – 13, Kano – 12, Cross River – 11, Delta – 11, Anambra – 9, Abia – 8, Jigawa – 7, Bauchi – 4, Ekiti – 4,Kwara – 4, Oyo – 2, Akwa Ibom – 1 and Nasarawa – 1

The health agency said the 344 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 206,623.

However, 194,475 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With eight additional COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus is now 2,731, 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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