Chidi Samuel| Nigeria on Thursday confirmed 1,131 new cases of #COVID19 with 73 community recoveries in Lagos, 66 in Imo, and 8 deaths recorded across the country.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control in a statement via its verified Twitter handle said the new infections were recorded in 21 states and the FCT.
According to the update, Lagos recorded 297 new cases, followed by FCT-194, Kaduna-83, Kano-59, Oyo-58, Taraba-53, Imo-52, Osun-47, and Plateau-45.
Other states with new infections include, Edo-43, Akwa Ibom-42, Rivers-42, Ogun-29, Kwara-24, Benue-21, Nasarawa-16, Ekiti-7, Bauchi-6, Delta-6, Bayelsa-4, Sokoto-2, and Gombe-1.
The health agency further noted that so far, Nigeria has 142,758 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with 116, 947 recoveries and 1702 fatalities.