The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) on its website on Thursday recorded 790 additional infections on Wednesday.
NCDC recorded that Lagos State set a new record for COVID-19 with 574 cases, and infections in Rivers State jumped to 83, Ondo-38, Ogun-31, Oyo-23, Delta-10, the FCT-9, Ekiti-7, Edo-6, Osun-4.
Anambra and Bayelsa recorded 2 cases each and Plateau-1, while three states, Kano, Nasarawa and Sokoto, reported zero cases, NCDC said.
One new death was also recorded on Wednesday, bringing the nation’s fatality count, since the start of the pandemic, to 2,195.
The NCDC added that a total of 74 people recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country on Wednesday, with total recoveries nationwide since the onset of the pandemic clocking 166,203.
The agency said that the country had tested more than 2.5 million samples for the virus out its roughly 200 million population, with an average test positivity rate of 6%, adding that the country’s active cases had soared to 11,500.
In the meantime, a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.