he Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, led the charts for new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, ahead of Lagos which has been the epicenter of the pandemic in Nigeria.
Out of the 433 new cases recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) across 16 states, FCT had 191 while Lagos came second with 79 cases, according to data by the public health body Friday morning.
The data brings the total number of infections in the country to 203,514.
Anambra in eastern Nigeria also reported 63 cases on Thursday.
Others are Rivers (27), Plateau (13), Oyo (10), Delta (9), Ondo (8), Edo (7), Gombe (6), Akwa Ibom (5), Borno (5), Ekiti (4), Bayelsa (2), Zamfara (2), Enugu (1), and Kano (1).
The NCDC noted that a total of 191,950 Nigerians have been discharged nationwide, while 8,988 were
The centre said that 2,997,060 million people have been tested from its roughly 200 million population.
The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level II, continues to coordinate the national response activities.
Second round of mass inoculation of citizens against COVID-19 commenced in August and is still ongoing across the country.