The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday reported 176 new COVID-19 cases on, taking the total infections in the country since late February to 55,632.
Meanwhile, Nigeria in the last three weeks has not recorded new cases above 300, with record of 779 daily infections seen on June 28.
The NCDC via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov also confirmed 3 coronavirus – related deaths, bringing the death toll to 1070.
According to the NCDC update, new infections were found in the following 17 states:
- FCT (40),
- Lagos (34),
- Plateau (26),
- Enugu (14),
- Delta (12),
- Ogun (12),
- Ondo (9),
- Oyo (8),
- Ekiti (6),
- Ebonyi (4),
- Adamawa (2),
- Nasarawa (2),
- Rivers (2),
- Edo (1),
- Osun (1), and
- Bauchi (1).
Abuja, Nigeria’s capital with the second largest toll of over 5, 000 and 69 deaths also came tops in Wednesday’s figure with 40 cases.
While it came second with 34 new cases, Lagos remains Nigeria’s COVID-19 hotspot with over 18, 000 infections and deaths.
Also the NCDC in its daily update of the infection stated that out of the over 55, 000 infections so far, 43, 610 persons have recovered and have been discharged.
However, the update came as the ongoing strike by Nigerian doctors, the first responders to the deadly contagion, entered its third day.
The doctors resolved to call off the strike on Thursday following an understanding reached with the federal government.