Nigeria has registered its deadliest day in terms of deaths from the coronavirus, with at least 4 people dying, taking the country’s toll to 44 deaths since the outbreak began in late February.
Cases in Nigeria have been spiking since last week, with 195 new infections recorded on Tuesday, taking the overall number of cases to 1532, according to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The 195 cases reported, is the highest Nigeria has ever recorded in a day since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
NCDC, said of the 195 new cases, 80 were recorded in Lagos state, 38-Kano 15-Ogun, 15-Bauchi, 11-Borno, 10-Gombe, 9-Sokoto, 5-Edo, 5-Jigawa, 2-Zamfara, 1-Rivers, 1-Enugu, 1-Delta, 1-FCT, 1-Nasarawa.
It also said four deaths were reported in the last 24 hours and one new state, Nasarawa reported a case. According to NCDC, one case previously reported in Gombe State is now recorded as a Borno State case, therefore the total number of cases in Borno is 53 and 46 in Gombe.