Nigeria on Friday reported 11 deaths and 636 new cases of the coronavirus infection.
The 11 deaths reported from the virus is the country’s highest daily deaths report since the first index case was announced in the country on the 27th of February, 2020.
With the 11 deaths reported on Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on its official website, the country’s death toll has now jumped to 2,211.
In the latest update by the agency, the 636 new infections were report from 16 states and the federal capital territory, FCT.
With the 636 new cases, the country’s infection toll now stands at 181,297.
The disease is ravaging the country amid the unending conflict between the Nigerian government and medical doctors under the banner of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
The doctors’ strike entered its 13th day on Saturday, leaving many Nigerians in need of healthcare at the nation’s tertiary hospitals stranded.
Also, according to the NCDC update, more than 12,000 people are currently being managed for the pandemic across the country.
From 16 states that contributed to Friday’s infection, Lagos had the highest figure with 291. Rivers State accounted for 117 infections while Taraba recorded 58 cases and Akwa Ibom registered 54.
Kwara State reported 28 while Ekiti and Ogun had 14 infections each.
The FCT recorded 13; Oyo State, 11; Edo State, nine; Osun State, six; Bayelsa State, five, while Delta and Gombe states registered four infections each.
Also, Abia and Plateau States reported three cases each with Sokoto State recording the lowest figure of one infection.
Meanwhile, NCDC added that the 58 cases reported by Taraba State is an accumulation of cases recorded in the state between July and August.
Nigeria has tested over 2.5 million samples from its roughly 200 million people.