The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 490 more cases of COVID-19, with recovered patients surpassing 9000.
The agency recorded the 490 new cases of coronavirus from 19 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of the new cases, Lagos has 118, followed by Delta with 84, Ebonyi,68 cases and the FCT with 56 cases.
Others states where new cases were reported included Plateau – 39, Edo – 29, Katsina – 21, Imo – 13, Ondo – 12, Adamawa – 11, Osun – eight, Ogun – eight, Rivers – six, Kano – five, Enugu – three, Bauchi – three, Akwa Ibom – three, Kogi – one, Oyo – one, and Bayelsa – one.
According to the health agency, this brings to 24,567 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
On the positive note, 382 more patients have been successfully treated and discharged from the various isolation centres.
This brings the total number of patients who have recovered from the disease to 9,007.
However, the death toll from the disease rose from 558 to 565 – indicating a total of seven new deaths.