Nigeria recorded 299 new coronavirus infections in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with three deaths from the disease on Wednesday.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in an update on its Facebook page on Wednesday night.
According to the NCDC, the latest figure of confirmed cases has increased Nigeria’s infection toll to 200,356 while the fatality toll now stands at 2,640.
Lagos State which has the highest number of cases, reported 94 cases while the FCT came second on the log with 30 infections and Oyo State came third with 27 new cases.
Bayelsa State came fourth with 23 cases, followed by Rivers State with 20, Edo and Taraba states recorded 17 cases each while the North-central states of Kwara and Benue recorded 15 and 14 cases each. Delta State recorded 11 infections.
Also, Osun and Ekiti reported 10 and nine cases respectively while Gombe and Plateau States reported four cases each. Kano and Ogun states reported two cases each.
The NCDC added that Nigeria has tested over 2,942,578 samples out of its estimated 206 million population.