The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 880 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, raising the tally to 258,517 since the onset of the pandemic.
The figure is the highest number of weekly cases recorded since between January 17 and 23, when the cases reached 1,258.
According to the agency’s latest update, the new COVID-19 cases were recorded in seven states and the federal capital territory (FCT) from July 2 to 8.
Lagos, the epicentre of the disease, recorded the highest number with 750 cases, followed by the FCT with 48 positive samples and Rivers recorded 40 cases.
Others are Delta with 21, Akwa Ibom with 11, Kano with five, Nasarawa with four and Plateau had one case.
The agency said Abia, Kaduna and Sokoto states reported zero cases.
So far, Lagos accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases with 101,391 positive samples, followed by FCT (28,811) and Rivers (16,866).
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, a total of 250,388 patients have recovered from the virus, with 3,144 people losing their lives to the disease.
Meanwhile, the NCDC has advised Nigerians to take necessary precautions during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations following the recent increase in COVID cases globally.
The NCDC said the number of weekly cases had increased globally for the third consecutive week.
Source: Top Stories
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