Nigeria has confirmed 555 new COVID-19 cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Akwa Ibom State has recorded 13 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 221.
On Sunday night, the NCDC confirmed two deaths, lifting total infections in the country to 40,532 and fatalities to 858 from Friday’s figures of 39,977 and 856, respectively.
Data from the centre shows that Lagos had 156, followed by Kano, Ogun, and Plateau with 65, 57, and 54 cases.
Others are Oyo – 53, Benue – 43, FCT – 30, Ondo – 18, Kaduna – 16, Gombe – 13, Rivers- 12, Ekiti – nine, Osun – eight, Cross River – three, Borno – two, Edo – two, and Bayelsa – one.
With daily infections in the country now averaging more than 500 cases added to repeated complaints about people across states failing to comply with protocols, there have been concerns about the effectiveness of current measures to tackle the pandemic and speculations that the Federal Government may have to impose tougher measures, including re-imposing lockdowns.
COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|