The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday said Nigeria recorded 8 new fatalities from the coronavirus with 65 new cases on Wednesday across eight states and the Federal Capital Territory.
This was contained in the latest update posted by the NCDC on its official website on Thursday morning.
The NCDC update showed that Plateau State recorded the highest number of new infections with 22 cases followed by the FCT – 21, Rivers – 12, Bauchi – 4, Lagos – 2 while Bayelsa, Edo, Jigawa and Kaduna recorded a single case each.
The national public health institute noted that the 65 new COVID-19 infections have raised the number of confirmed cases to 212,894, adding that 204,675 patients have recovered and have been discharged.
The 8 deaths reported on Wednesday have increased death toll to 2,922.
It noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.