The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,368 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 148,296.
This was disclosed on NCDC’s official twitter handle on Tuesday
The agency also registered an additional 16 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,777 in the last 24 hours.
NCDC stated that the 1,368 new infections were reported from 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The agency stated that Anambra State registered the highest infections for the first time since the pandemic broke out in February 2020, in the country.
It noted that of the 1,368 new cases, Anambra posted 344 cases, in spite of not recording any case the previous day, followed by Oyo state which also witnessed a rise in infections after recording 172 cases and the FCT in third position confirmed 148
The public health agency stated that at least 1,474 people had recovered and have been discharged from isolation centres across the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people who had been discharged after recovery to 124,483.
It noted that the discharged recorded on Tuesday included 762 community recoveries in Anambra State, 132 in Plateau State and 126 in FCT.
The NCDC stated that this included data reported from Enugu State over the last two days and a backlog of deaths reported from Abia State.
It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.