The nation reached an unwanted milestone on Thursday when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the latest figures for positive coronavirus cases in the country showing that a record 745 people tested positive to COVID-19.
The previous highest number was just over 600.
As as been the case almost regularly since the pandemic broke out in the country some three months ago, Lagos topped with 280 cases and was followed by Oyo with 103.
Ebonyi, the FCT and Imo placed third, fourth and fifth with 72, 60 and 46 cases respectively.
In all 21 states were affected according to the late Thursday night tweet by the NSCDC.
The latest figures take the nation’s positive coronavirus count to 18,480, while 6,307 have been discharged and 475 deaths recorded.
*745 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;