Thirty-one persons were yesterday confirmed dead as Nigeria recorded a big spike in its daily fatality toll of COVID-19 complications.
A total of 455 deaths have been recorded in the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on June 16, 2020, the 31 deaths included 25 fatalities which occurred in Lagos between Friday and Monday.
In the data released by midnight on Tuesday, the agency also confirmed 490 new cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
Out of these Lagos had 142 new cases, FCT recorded 60 cases, while Bayelsa confirmed its highest daily toll with 54 cases, increasing the state’s figures from 32 to 86.
Bayelsa has now moved 11 spots upwards from being the fourth state with the least number of cases; it is now the 22nd state.
However, a record total of 274 persons were discharged on Tuesday, increasing the number of recoveries from 5,349 to 5,623.