The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 556 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 36,663.
NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle late on Sunday.
According to it, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is headed toward the 37,000 mark.
Giving an update on coronavirus infections, the health agency revealed that the new cases were reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
NCDC said that 19 states did not record a new case of the virus in the past 24 hours.
It, however, said that Edo state recorded the highest number of cases with 104 infections.
The health agency added that Lagos state had the second-highest number of cases with 97 infections recorded while the FCT had 70 new infections.
Others are Benue – 66, Oyo – 61, Kaduna – 38, Plateau – 28, Osun – 19, and Akwa Ibom – 14.
Three states – Rivers, Katsina, and Ondo, reported 13 new infections.
Meanwhile, Ogun, Kano, and Nasarawa states recorded six, five, and four cases each while Gombe and Ekiti recorded two cases apiece.
It said only one case was recorded in Borno state.
This brings the total number of cases recorded in Nigeria to 36,663.
According to the NCDC, the records show that 15,105 persons have been treated and discharged, with 789 deaths recorded so far in the country.