The latest data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on its Facebook page late Thursday night showed that Rivers State atop the covid-19 daily chart with 257 cases, followed by Lagos with 157 cases.
The NCDC also reported seven additional deaths with 727 new infections across 17 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
The new cases, according to the health agency, increased Nigeria’s total infections to 197,773 while the fatality now stands at 2,585.
It also noted that the country has successfully treated and discharged 185,597 COVID-19 cases, although 9,591 are still down with the illness.
Edo in the South-South also recorded 85 cases, while Imo State in the South-East recorded 63 cases.
The FCT in the North-Central recorded 33 cases; Delta, 28; Kaduna, 27; Benue, 17, while Akwa Ibom and Ekiti State recorded 13 cases each. This is followed by Taraba and Bayelsa with 12 and five cases respectively.
Kano and Ogun States recorded four cases each while Oyo State recorded three cases; Abia, Nasarawa and Plateau States recorded two cases each.