Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 28,711 as 544 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
As of Sunday night, number of recorded deaths from the virus was 645.
The NCDC in a tweet Sunday night said the new cases were reported in 19 states.
These are Lagos, Ebonyi, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, FCT, Katsina,Plateau, Bayelsa, Kaduna, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Kano, Taraba, Rivers Abia, and Ekiti.
All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.
As of Sunday, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.
Lagos recorded the highest daily figure of the infection on Sunday, and remains the epicentre for the disease in the country.
According to NCDC, on 5 July, new confirmed cases and deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
The 544 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos-199, Ebonyi-65, Oyo-47, Ondo-46, Ogun-31, Edo-30, FCT-28, Katsina-25, Plateau-15, Bayelsa-11, Kaduna-10, Adamawa-10, Akwa Ibom-8 Gombe-7, Kano-4, Taraba-3, Rivers-2, Abia-2, and Ekiti-1.
NCDC said “till date, 28,711 cases have been confirmed, 11665 cases have been discharged and 645 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”