A total of 117 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Tuesday.
This is the highest number of confirmed cases recorded in a single day in the country since the outbreak of the virus in March.
In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 59 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, 29 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 14 in Kano State, six in Borno State, four in Katsina State, three in Ogun State and one in Rivers and Bauchi states respectively.
Three more COVID-19 related deaths were also recorded.
117 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
59 in Lagos
29 in FCT
14 in Kano
6 in Borno
4 in Katsina
3 in Ogun
1 in Rivers
1 in Bauchi
As at 11:25 pm 21st April there are 782 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 25 pic.twitter.com/i6UaoqWHiu
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 21, 2020
This latest figure brings the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 782, with the virus spreading to 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The NCDC announced that five cases previously reported in Lagos State have been transferred to Ogun State.
Out of the 782 cases, Lagos State has recorded the highest number with 430, followed by the FCT with 118, Kano State with 73, Osun and Ogun states have 20 each, Oyo and Katsina states have 16, Edo State has 15, Kwara, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom and Borno have nine respectively, Bauchi State with eight, Gombe State has five, Delta and Ekiti states have four, Ondo and Rivers states have three each, Enugu, Niger, Jigawa and Abia have two each, and Benue, Anambra and Sokoto with one respectively.