Nigeria hit an unwanted landmark in the fight against COVID-19 when it recorded its highest daily infection figure with 2,123 new cases on Tuesday.
The staggering new record is 755 cases higher than the 1,368 infections recorded on Tuesday, with Nigeria experiencing a ballooning of its daily difference in new COVID-19 infections.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed on Wednesday that Lagos State, the country’s epicentre of the infection, led the new infections table on Tuesday with 1,552 cases.
The Federal Capital Territory followed with 197 cases and Edo with 155 infections.
Rivers recorded 81 cases; Delta (44), Plateau (33), Kwara (30), Kano State (16), Enugu State (12), Gombe State (2) and Bauchi State (1).
The NCDC stated that with Wednesday’s figure, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria stood at 12,547. This shows an increase of 3,039 when compared with the 9,508 active cases previously.
It stated also that four new COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Tuesday taking the death toll to 2,989, from 2,985.
Wednesday’s figure took Nigeria’s infection level to 227,378, there have been 211,761 recoveries and 2,989 COVID-19 fatalities.
The NCDC stated that Nigeria had conducted 3,751,696 sample tests since the outbreak.