Nigeria has recorded over 1000 fatalities from the deadly respiratory infection, as death toll reached 1002 Sunday night, with five new deaths.
This comes as the new data released from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that 322 new infections were recorded in the country on Sunday.
According to the health agency, the new cases were recorded from 18 states, which makes total toll 52227, while 38945 cases have fully recovered and discharged.
From the new reported infections, Lagos, which is the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, reported the highest number of additional infections – 130, followed by Bauchi and the FCT which have 36 and 25 more cases respectively.
Others are Edo – 17, Bayelsa – 14, Ogun – 14, Oyo – 14, Anambra – 13, Kaduna – 12, Ondo – 11, Abia – 10, Osun – six, Plateau – five, Kwara – five, Kano – four, Ebonyi – three, Sokoto – two, and Borno – one.
The nation’s health agency further revealed that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), have been activated at Level 3, and continues to coordinate the national response activities.