Nigeria recorded a new high of 4,035 new COVID-19 infections in 15 states on Wednesday, showing close to 100 per cent increase over the 2,123 infections recorded on Tuesday.
Lagos state maintained its lead on the table with 3,393 cases, up from 1,552 cases it recorded on Tuesday, and with a total 89,355 infections as at Wednesday.
Other states are Rivers (260), Edo (62), Akwa Ibom (42), Kaduna (39), Ekiti (38) Oyo (38). Delta and Kano recorded 31 new infections each.
Ogun state also recorded 30 new infections, while Abia had 26; Bauchi had 15; Ondo 14; Enugu had nine, while Kwara had seven new infections.
Giving the figures on Thursday, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that Nigeria also recorded two related deaths, raising the mortality figure from 2,989 on Tuesday to 2,991 on Wednesday.
It stated also that Wednesday’s 4,035 infections took Nigeria’s tally to 231,413 out of which 211,853 persons were treated and discharged.
Nigeria has tested 3,751,696 samples since the virus was announced on February 27, 2020, it added.