Nigeria on Wednesday reported 389 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed infections in the country to 8,733.
Dandal Kura Radio reports that the figure is the highest daily case so far reported since the beginning of the outbreak in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC on its official twitter handle said five deaths were also recorded.
NCDC says Kogi State has reported a case in the last 24 hours. This takes the country’s total infections to 8,733, out of which 2,501 have been discharged, with 254 deaths.
Lagos accounted for the highest number of infections for the day with 256 cases.Others were: Katsina 23, Edo 22, Rivers 14, Kano13, Adamawa 11, Akwa Ibom 11, Kaduna 7, Kwara 6, Nasarawa (6), Gombe (2), Plateau 2, Abia 2, Delta 2, Benue 2, Niger 2, Kogi 2, Oyo 2, Imo 1, Borno 1, Ogun 1, Anambra 1.
The health agency said there is a general reduction in mortality trend and continuous improvement in recoveries as shown in discharges compared to the increase in a number of confirmed cases.