Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday recorded the country’s highest daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases yet, 779 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total confirmed cases to 24,077.
With Saturday’s update, Nigeria recorded four more fatalities, while the number of recoveries reached 8,625 persons.
Lagos, again had the highest with 285 new cases while Rivers, the runner-up recorded 68 new cases of the virus.
As of the time of reporting, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.
The agency said, “Till date, 22,077 cases have been confirmed, 8,625 cases have been discharged and 558 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 779 new cases are reported from 22 states- 779 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Lagos-285, Rivers-68, FCT-60, Edo-60, Enugu-56, Delta-47, Ebonyi-42, Oyo-41, Kaduna-19, Ogun-18, Ondo-16, Imo-12, Sokoto-11, Borno-9, Nasarawa-8, Abia-5, Gombe-5, Kebbi-5, Kano-4, Yobe-3, Ekiti-3 and Osun-2”
Lagos state remains the epicenter for the disease in country 10,026 cases, 8370 of which were recorded to be active.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the failure of Lagos residents to abide by government protocols such as social distancing and wearing of face masks in the public contributes highly to the rising covid-19 tally.
As a result, the state government has threatened to impose a fresh lockdown on its residents.
The commissioner also noted that the state had yet to reach the peak, noting that cases would continue to rise in the next one or two months.