The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded eighteen new coronavirus related deaths. The health agency made the disclosure on its official twitter handle.
The new fatality figure raised the death toll to 2, 117 in total, the agency said.
NCDC also reported 122 new cases of the virus in the country late Thursday, according to the report, Lagos, recorded 105 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours.
According to the NCDC update, Nigeria’s infection total is now 166, 682.
Thursday’s fatality and infection tally are significantly higher than the zero deaths and 17 cases recorded a day earlier, indicating another daily spike in infections this week.
Nigeria had recorded 28 deaths and 203 new cases on Monday, after about four weeks of daily infection figures averaging below 100 per day.
With 105 out of the 122 new cases in the last 24 hours, Lagos has further extended its lead as Nigeria’s most impacted city.
Now with a total of 59, 057 infections, Lagos has more than a third of the total infection in the entire country.
About 439 deaths have been recorded while nearly 57, 000 infected persons have recovered after treatment in the city of over 20 million people.
Of the 122 infections recorded on Thursday, Lagos recorded – 105, Imo-4, Kaduna-4, Akwa Ibom-3, FCT-2, Delta-1, Rivers-1, Oyo-1, Ekiti-1.
According to the NCDC data, there was a significant increase in recoveries as 5, 586 persons were discharged after treatment in the last 24 hours.
A total of 156, 935 people have now been discharged since the disease began spreading in the country.