Again, Nigeria has recorded 296 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday night, making such the third time the country recorded the same figure.
Records, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), show that the country had recorded same figures on August 28, and September 7.
In its latest update on September 8, the new infections were reported in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 13 other states of the federation.
While Plateau toppled Lagos again with 183 cases, Lagos came second with 33 infections followed closely by FCT with 25 new cases.
Other states are – Ogun 16, Oyo – 7, Ekiti – 6, Kwara and Ondo – 5, Anambra, Imo and Nasarawa – 3, Rivers, Gombe and Edo – 2, and Akwa Ibom – 1.
With this, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 55,456 with 43,334 people successfully managed and discharged.
However, 1,067 people have died from the pandemic in the country.