Nigeria’s total fatality toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 2,556 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed four new deaths from the infection in an update shared on its Facebook page late Monday night.
The centre also disclosed that 379 new cases from the virus were reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), raising the country’s total infections to 195,860.
A breakdown of the NCDC data revealed that Lagos State recorded the highest daily tally of 138, followed by Rivers State and the FCT with 44 and 26 cases respectively to rank the third and fourth respectively on the log.
Oyo State recorded 22 cases, Akwa Ibom, 18, while Adamawa and Delta states recorded 17 cases each.
This was followed by Edo, Ogun and Bayelsa states with 14, 13 and eight cases respectively, while seven cases were recorded in Niger.
Also, Kwara State recorded six fresh cases, Gombe, five; Plateau, four; while Kaduna and Kano states recorded a single case each.
The agency also added that a total of 8,452 Nigerians are currently down with the disease nationwide.