The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 626 new cases of COVID-19 with 14 casualties were recorded in the country on Tuesday, the 31st of August.
The surge in cases, according to the agency, was driven by the third wave of the pandemic.
It gave the total number of deaths from the pandemic as 2,469, with the total haul of active cases rising from 10,858 reported on Monday, to 11,203 on Tuesday.
The new cases were reported in nine states and the FCT, with Lagos State recording 334 followed by Rivers with 134 cases. Oyo reported 60, FCT reported 41, Osun had 20, Plateau reported 14, while Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara and Benue had nine, seven, six and one cases respectively.
According to the agency, about 2.7 million people in the country had been tested with a total of 192,431 results turning positive since the first case of the pandemic was reported in February 2020, while 178,759 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged.