Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing its total infections to 25, 694.
This was confirmed on Tuesday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its official handle.
According to the NCDC, the new cases were recorded across 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Giving a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Lagos – 200, Edo – 119, Kaduna – 52, Niger – 32 and Ogun 19.
Others included Ondo – 16, Imo – 14, Plateau – 11, Abia and Oyo states each having 8 cases, Bayelsa – 7 and Katsina – 6.
Others are Kano – 5, Bauchi, Osun and Kebbi each having 3 cases, Borno – 2 and Jigawa – 1.
The specialist health agency noted that so far, a total of 9,746 people who have been discharged having recovered from the virus, while the death toll shot up to 590.