Nigeria on Wednesday recorded four new deaths and 747 cases of the novel coronavirus infection, the highest daily infection figure in more than six months.
According to the data posted on its Facebook page, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that the new infection figure raised the total infection number in the country to 176,011 while the fatality toll now stands at 2,167.
With the 747 new cases of the coronavirus Nigeria’s active cases now stands at 8,626.
According to the NCDC, Wednesday’s statistics was a total of what was reported across 13 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
A breakdown of the NCDC data revealed that Lagos topped the chart with 488 new cases while Akwa Ibom followed with 121 cases and Oyo State ranked third with 29 cases.
Rivers recorded 25 cases on Wednesday to rank fourth while Ogun State in the South-west reported 15 new cases.
The FCT and Kaduna reported 13 Infections each, while Kwara recorded 11, even as Ekiti and Osun States registered 10 cases each.
Edo State reported six while Abia confirmed three cases. Anambra recorded two while Plateau State came last on the log with one infection.
Meanwhile, according to the NCDC data, of the over 176,000 total cases, 165,208 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the country.
The centre added that Nigeria has tested over 2.5 million samples out of its estimated 200 million population.