Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 505 new COVID-19 cases according to Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).
This comes as the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria has continue to rise since the highly contagious Delta variant of the dreaded disease was discovered in the country.
NCDC, as of Tuesday, in its website, puts the country’s COVID-19 toll at 175,264.
Earlier on Monday, Nigeria had recorded 404 cases. The increase on Tuesday shows that Nigeria is experiencing the third wave of the virus as the government had officially confirmed.
NCDC said the fresh cases were recorded in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It explained that Lagos State, the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria recorded 273 new cases followed by Rivers with 83 cases.
Oyo recorded 45; Ondo 22; Cross River 18; Kaduna 13; Ogun and Gombe reported 10 each.
Eight new infections were reported in the FCT, seven in Ekiti; Delta recorded six; Bayelsa had three; Edo two and Niger one.
The centre said that three deaths were recorded on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities in the country to 2,163.
It added that 85 people recovered from the infection and were discharged Tuesday from various isolation centres across the country.
It noted that till date, 165,122 recoveries have been recorded nationwide.