Nigeria records 747 COVID-19 cases, highest number in 5months

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, confirmed 747 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The NCDC, made this known on its verified website on Thursday morning, stated that the 747 new cases were the highest in any single day in the last five months.

About 488 cases was recorded in Lagos followed by Akwa Ibom 121 cases, Oyo 29, Rivers 25 and Ogun 15.

NCDC reports 71 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 9 states, FCT

Abuja and Kaduna recorded 13 each; Kwara 11; Ekiti and Osun reported 10 each; Edo had six, Abia had three, Anambra recorded two and Plateau had one.

NCDC also confirmed that four COVID-19-related deaths were recorded on Wednesday, raising the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Nigeria to 2,167.

According to the NCDC, the average test positivity rate in Nigeria was six per cent. It said the active cases were 7,969.

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