Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded 513 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday
The health body revealed that 513 new cases, bring the total number of infections in the country to 202,704.
It was gathered that additional 513 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday indicated a surge from the 393 cases reported on Monday.
Lagos state top the chat with 132 news cases.
Other states are the FCT (80), Rivers (70), Kaduna (43), Edo (40), Ondo (32), Delta (23), Akwa Ibom (21), Kwara (16), Gombe (12), Anambra (9), Benue (9), Kano (7), Oyo (6), Borno (3), Bayelsa and Kastina, Ogun (2), each and Jigawa (1).
According to NCDC, till date, 202,704 cases have been confirmed, 190,370 cases discharged and 2,664 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT.
NCDC stated that the country had tested a total of over 2,997,060 million samples from its roughly 200 million population.
It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.
The public health agency disclosed that there were over 8,685 active cases across the country.
It noted that while the pandemic had challenged the world greatly it had also provided clarity on what the world needed to do to secure its future.
“History will not judge us kindly if we fail to build on the gains of the COVID-19 response.
“We remain committed to strengthening partnerships that will enable us to build back better for national and global security.”
“Remember that Nigeria is a well-traversed country and is susceptible to further importation of the virus, especially when there is clear evidence that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun across the continent.
“It is important to emphasize that it is in the interest of public safety and collective well-being of Nigerians that the Federal Government has made available these vaccines free to all eligible persons,” the NCDC announced. “Let’s make ourselves and loved ones available and get inoculated,” the agency said.