With a single-day rise of 590 new cases, Nigeria’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 173,411 on Saturday, while the death toll due to the viral disease shot up to 2,149 with eight more people succumbing to it, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said on its website.
The number of recorded COVID-19 cases in the country has increased for the three consecutive days with more than 500 per day, according to the Health agency’s data for three days.
The new 590 additional infections were registered across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The NCDC said that Lagos State reported 306 new infections, Akwa Ibom, 54 more cases, followed by Katsina, Oyo and Rivers had 40, 39, and 26 fresh infections respectively.
Other states were Niger-23, Gombe-19, Ogun-16, Ekiti-15, the FCT-10, Nasarawa-10, Delta-9, Bayelsa and Plateau-5 each, Imo-4, Ebonyi, and Jigawa-3 each, and Kano-1.
The NCDC said Friday’s report includes cases reported for Niger state for July 28 (12) and July 29 (11). It noted cases reported for Delta state for July 10 are (1), July 11 (1), July 13 (3), and July 29 (4).
Adding that zero cases were reported from Ondo and Osun States.
The agency said that 48 people have recovered and were discharged across the country on Friday, putting the discharge rate to 164,978
It added that the country had also tested more than 2.4 million samples for the virus out of the country’s roughly 200 million population.
The countrys active cases has gone up to 6,274.