Lagos State on Wednesday recorded 74 new coronavirus cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed via its Twitter handle.
This is the highest number to be reported in any state in the country within 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the state to 504.
The NCDC noted that Lagos has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
The NCDC said, “On the 22nd of April 2020, 91 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 873 cases have been confirmed, 197 cases have been discharged and 28 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria.
“The 91 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (74), Katsina (five), Ogun (four), Edo (two), Delta (two), FCT (one), Adamawa (one), Kwara (one), Oyo (one).
“Breakdown of cases by state: Lagos-504, FCT-119, Kano-73, Ogun-24, Katsina-21, Osun-20, Oyo-17, Edo-17, Kwara-10, Kaduna- nine, Akwa Ibom- nine, Borno- nine, Bauchi- eight, Delta- six, Gombe- five, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Rivers- three, Jigawa- two, Enugu-two, Niger- two, Abia- two, Benue- one, Anambra- one, Sokoto- one and Adamawa- one.”
The Lagos State Ministry of Health had in a tweet on Tuesday that 16 deaths have been recorded from coronavirus-related complications in the state.
As at Wednesday night, the total number of infections in Nigeria has risen to 873.