The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 82 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,195.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.
The agency stated that the country have tested 1,767,694 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.
The agency said that the 88 new cases were reported from 8 states.
It said that Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases with 33 which brought the total number of infections in Lagos State to 57,790, Yobe 15, Abia 11, Rivers 10, Imo 5.
Others were Akwa Ibom 4, Katsina 2 and Osun 2.
It also disclosed that discharge include 65 community recoveries in Akwa Ibom and 30 in FCT which managed in line with guidelines which brings the total number of recoveries and discharge to 151,998.
The Nigeria’s public health agency said that the country’s active case has risen to 9,139 in the last 24 hours.
It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.
Meanwhile, the NCDC advised that Nigerians and travelers can confirm their COVID-19 test result to know if it was fake or genuine.
“Your result should contain a QR code that can be used to download a copy of your result off the rv.ncdc.gov.ng/Verify/Patient website upon scanning,” it said.