A total of 1,867 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Friday.
This number of cases is the highest that the country has recorded in a single day since reportage of the toll began in February 2020, shattering the record of 1,664 cases announced on 7 January.
In a post on its Twitter handle, the NCDC said 713 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, 273 in Plateau State, 199 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 117 in Kaduna State, 79 in Oyo State, 58 in Enugu State, 53 in Oyo State, 49 in Kano State, 43 in Sokoto State, 37 each in Ogun and Osun states, and 36 in Nasarawa State.
A total of 28 cases were recorded in Rivers State, 24 each in Benue, Delta and Niger states, 18 in Gombe State, 15 in Edo State, 12 in Taraba State, 10 in Bayelsa State, nine in Ekiti State, six in Borno State, two in Zamfara State and one in Jigawa State.
Eight new deaths were also announced, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 1,413.
These latest cases bring the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 107,345, with the virus spreading to all 36 states and the FCT.