The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, says it has recorded eight more deaths due to complications from the dreaded COVID-19 infection on Thursday.
The agency on its verified website on Friday morning revealed that 631 new cases of the virus were recorded in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The 631 fresh cases reported on Thursday indicated an increase from the 582 cases posted on Wednesday.
The agency said that Lagos recorded 172 cases, followed by Oyo with 93 cases and Rivers had 72 infections.
Edo had (63); Kastina (29); Abia (26); FCT (23); Kano (23); Bayelsa (20); Ogun (20); Ekiti (18); Anambra (16); Delta (16); Osun (14); Imo (11); Benue (6); Enugu (4); Jigawa (2); Niger (2) and Nasarawa (1).
The NCDC said that so far, the country had recorded 193,644 cases of the virus since its outbreak in 2020.
It added that, no fewer than 179,249 patients had been successfully treated and discharged, with a total of 2,488 death recorded.
It said that the number of country’s active COVID-19 infections had, however, increased from 11,533 reported on Wednesday to 11,862 announced on Thursday.
The NCDC said that over 2.7 million samples of the virus, out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population, were tested, adding that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level Two, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.