The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday registered 22 additional deaths from the COVID-19 related complications, bringing the total number of death toll in the country to 1,544.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The Public health agency also announced 1,861 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours in the country.
It added that the country has recorded the 1,861 new cases of COVID-19 making it-the second-highest daily new infection in less than one week.
“The highest record so far was set on January 23rd when NCDC reported 2,314 cases, while 1,964 cases were recorded on January 21 and 1,867 cases on January 16,”It stated.
The agency noted that the country has set a new second single-day record for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalisations and has its fourth-highest single-day total of new cases.
The public health agency said that the new infections were reported from 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC revealed that 773 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 285 cases were confirmed in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and Oyo reported 138 cases.
Amongst others states with new cases were: Rivers-111, Plateau-92, Nasarawa-83, Kaduna-59, Enugu-57, Imo-57, Edo-43, Kano-27, Kwara-20, Ebonyi-19, Abia-17, Ogun-12, Osun-12, Katsina-eight, Bayelsa-six, Bauchi-five, Delta-five, Borno-four, Jigawa-four and Zamfara-one.
It noted that the numbers of recoveries and discharged on Wednesday increased by 1,089.
According to the health agency, discharges today include 697 community recoveries in Lagos State, 128 in Rivers State and 116 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.