Nigeria has continued to witness an increase in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the week with 558 new infections confirmed on Thursday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update said the new cases were recorded from 15 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This latest figure reported by the NCDC on July 29 is the highest in almost five months.
The last time Nigerians had a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 were confirmed.
In what appears that the country was already slipping into the third wave of the pandemic, Lagos state reported 376 new infections.
Lagos was followed by Oyo which had 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom where 26 new cases were reported, and the FCT which reported 22 fresh infections.
Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one.
The agency said two deaths were recorded on Thursday, this brings the total number of fatalities to 2,141 .
Since the first case in late February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 178, 821 cases in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) while 164, 930 people have recovered from the disease
See the breakdown of cases according to states below:
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|