The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday night, announced 571 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total infections in the country to 153,187 cases.
The health agency disclosed that Lagos State had the highest daily record of the fresh cases with-170, Ogun-65, FCT-45, Kwara-34, Abia-32, Enugu-32, Kano-25, Oyo-22, Ondo-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-19, Benue-18, Bayelsa-12, Kebbi-12, Nasarawa-11, Akwa Ibom-9, Delta-8, Ekiti-6, Niger-5, Bauchi-3 and Imo-3.
The data from the agency disclosed that 12 deaths occurred in the country in the last 24 hours, as the fatality figure increased from 1,862 on Monday to 1,874 on Tuesday.
The agency said 643 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours as the figure of discharged cases stood at 129,943 while 21,370 cases were still active in the country.
The agency explained that the discharges on Tuesday included 214 community recoveries in Lagos State, 61 in FCT and 11 in Benue State managed in line with guidelines.
Total confirmed cases in Nigeria -153,187
Total discharged cases – ‘129,943
Total deaths – 1,874
Breakdown of total cases by state is as follows: