Nigeria has recorded 443 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 45,687.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night via Twitter.
The new infections were recorded Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 17 other states of the federation.
Unlike previous cases, Plateau overtook Lagos by 33 cases thus recording 103 infections with the nation’s commercial capital trailing behind with 70 cases.
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The FCT, on the other hand, came third on the list with 60 cases.
Other states with new infections include Ondo – 35, Edo and Rivers – 27, Kaduna – 20, Osun – 19, Borno and Oyo – 18, Kwara – 11, Adamawa – 9, Nasarawa – 7, Gombe – 6, Bayelsa and Imo – 4, Bauchi and Ogun – 2 and Kano – 1.
The new coronavirus has killed at least 715,343 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday.
At least 19,133,340 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 11,319,300 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.
On Thursday, 7,377 new deaths and 282,381 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest deaths were the United States with 2,060, followed by Brazil with 1,237, and India with 886.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 160,104 fatalities from 4,883,657 cases. At least 1,598,624 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 98,493 deaths from 2,912,212 cases, Mexico with 50,517 deaths from 462,690 cases, Britain with 46,413 deaths from 308,134 cases, and India with 41,585 deaths from 2,027,074 cases.