The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise as 74 new infections were recorded on Sunday.
The NCDC said on its website on Monday morning that the additional 74 infections brought the total of infections in the country to 206,138.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 74 infections reported on Sunday however represented a decline from 138 reported on Saturday.
The public health agency added that the country recorded no new death from the virus, which had claimed 2,723 lives in the country.
The NCDC said the additional cases were from nine states, with Lagos State reporting the highest of the day with 36 new infections, followed by Edo (11), FCT (9) and Awka Ibom (6).
Others included Sokoto (6), Delta (3), while Benue, Oyo and Rivers States reported one each.
The NCDC noted that till date, 206,138 cases have been confirmed, 194,097 treated and discharged and 2,723 deaths recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The agency also noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.
The NCDC stated that over 3,043,321 million samples of the virus from the nation’s estimated 200 million population have been tested.