The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday reported 674 new cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a post on its website on Friday morning.
According to the diseases control agency, eight more deaths were recorded on August 19 bringing the total death confirmed so far to 2, 244.
The nation’s total infections had risen to 185, 267 due to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country.
NCDC revealed that the additional infections on Thursday were reported in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos State recording 355 cases, indicating it still remained the nation’s epicentre of the virus.
Amongst others were: Rivers (87), FCT (38), Ogun (33) Akwa Ibom (32), Oyo (32), Edo (22), Ekiti (20), Kwara (17), Delta (12), Bayelsa (8), Gombe (5) Kaduna, and Osun four each.
While Enugu and Nasarawa recorded two each, and Plateau, one, today’s report includes zero cases from Abia, Kano and Ondo States.