The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, recorded 22 fresh deaths 1,861 new COVID-19 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours in the country.
The total number of the death toll in the country is now 1,544, according to the NCDC official website on Wednesday.
The 22 deaths made it the second single-day record for COVID-19 deaths in the country after 23 deaths recorded on January 14.
Also, today’s recorded infection marks the second-highest daily new infection in less than one week.
“The highest record so far was set on January 23rd when NCDC reported 2,314 cases, while 1,964 cases were recorded on January 21 and 1,867 cases on January 16,” It stated.
The agency noted that the country has set a new second single-day record for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalisations and has its fourth-highest single-day total of new cases.
The public health agency said that the new infections were reported from 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC revealed that 773 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 285 cases were confirmed in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and Oyo reported 138 cases.
Amongst others states with new cases were: Rivers-111, Plateau-92, Nasarawa-83, Kaduna-59, Enugu-57, Imo-57, Edo-43, Kano-27, Kwara-20, Ebonyi-19, Abia-17, Ogun-12, Osun-12, Katsina-eight, Bayelsa-six, Bauchi-five, Delta-five, Borno-four, Jigawa-four and Zamfara-one.
It noted that the numbers of recoveries and discharged on Wednesday increased by 1,089.