The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded additional 317 COVID-19 cases on July 23, from 187 cases on July 22.
country’s COVID-19 cases have continued to rise for nine consecutive weeks, signaling the third wave of the deadly Delta variant.
The NCDC said the 317 additional infections took the country’s total coronavirus cases to 170,623 and 2, 131 casualties.
It stated that the 317 additional new cases were reported from 10 states and for Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“Lagos State where a majority of the cases were picked on Friday recorded 172, Akwa Ibom registered 62, Oyo announced 33, while Rivers, Ekiti, the FCT and Ogun recorded 32, 5, 5, and 3 each.
Amongst others were Sokoto, reporting 2, while Bayelsa, Gombe and
Kano, recorded one each,” it said.
It noted that Friday’s report included four states with zero cases reported: Imo, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Plateau.
The agency said the country’s active cases stood at 3,702 as of July 23.
It stated that eight people who had recovered from the disease had been discharged
rom isolation centres across the country.
The public health agency added that till date, 164,780 recoveries had been recorded nationwide in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.