As the country’s daily COVID-19 tally continues to rise, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,584 new infections.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, the CDC provided an update on the disease outbreak in the country, revealing that new cases had been confirmed in ten states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of cases reported on Friday is the highest in the last ten months.
The last time the country had a single-day tally higher than this was on February 6, when the health agency announced that 1,588 new infections had been confirmed.
This comes as Nigeria’s case count surpasses 1,000 for the third day in a row, following 1,424 and 1,051 cases reported on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Nigeria had 1,588 cases on February 6, 2021, according to a screenshot.
Authorities in Lagos have declared a fourth wave of the pandemic in the state, citing concerns about a recent spike in the number of cases reported daily.
Lagos had the highest number of new cases with 906, followed by FCT and Rivers with 258 and 217 new infections, respectively.
Edo has 85, Oyo has 50, Ogun has 16, Ondo has 14, Bayelsa has 12, Osun has 10, Bauchi has nine, and Kano has seven.
While the states of Ekiti and Sokoto reported no new cases, the NCDC said one more person died, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,984.
Nigeria has confirmed a total of 222,655 cases since the disease’s outbreak in the country in late February 2020, with 211,373 infected people discharged.
According to the NCDC, 3,686,403 samples have been collected and tested, with 8,091 cases still active in various states and the FCT.