The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says the COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose to 196,487 from 597 new infections on Tuesday.
The NCDC announced this on its verified website on Wednesday morning known.
It was said that these were the total number of infections in the country since the index fall in 2020, which attributed the rise in the third wave to the highly transmissible Delta variant and the low vaccination rates across the country. < / p>
The News The Nigeria Agency (NAN) reports that the number of new infections is a decrease from the 379 cases reported on Monday.
The health authority also announced that 17 more reported on Tuesday COVID-19 deaths have increased the death toll in the country to 2,573.
The agency reported that the new infections were reported from 13 states and the FCT.
“Lagos- 204, Rivers-89, Edo-65, FCT-50, Oyo-47, Enugu-46, Ekiti-24, Cross River-17, Delta-15, Gombe -15, Osun-12, Plateau-6, Benue-5 and Kano-2.
“Four states – Abia, Nasarawa, Ondo and t The Sokoto states reported zero cases,” it says .
The NCDC further announced that 277 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been released from various isolation centers around the country.
It found the country had 185,159 in the 36th States and the FCT has successfully managed it.
The agency added that over 2.8 million samples of the virus were tested from the approximately 200 million population in the country.
The NCDC said that a multisectoral national emergency response center activated at level 2 continued to coordinate national response activities.