Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 21, 371 as 452 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Eight deaths were recorded from the virus on Tuesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 533.
The health agency in a tweet Tuesday night said the new cases were reported in 14 states.
These are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Delta, Ogun, Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Abia, Enugu, Bauchi, Kaduna, Ondo, Osun, Imo, Benue and Borno.
All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.
As of Tuesday, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.
Lagos recorded the highest daily figure of the infection on Monday, and remains the epicentre for the disease in the country.
According to NCDC, on June 23, 452 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
The 452 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos – 209, Oyo – 67, Delta – 37, Ogun – 36, FCT – 22, Abia – 20, Enugu – 16, Bauchi – 15, Kaduna – 8, Ondo – 8, Osun – 7, Imo – 3, Benue – 3, and Borno 1.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, said all states in the country had cases of the disease, suggesting Cross River was not free of it as the state government claims.