COVID-19: Nigeria records 221 new Coronavirus cases as total hits 56,956

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 221 new coronavirus infections, the country’s highest figure in one week.

This is the first time since September 9 that Nigeria will record more than 200 new positive samples in its daily count of COVID-19 cases.

Before Friday, the cases had dropped to as low as 79 infections on September 13 — Nigeria’s lowest daily count in more than four months.

The NCDC confirmed the new cases in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) in its update for September 18, 2020.

According to the breakdown of new cases, Lagos topped the list with 59 infections, followed by Abia with 46 and FCT with 22.

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