BREAKING: 556 New Infections Recorded As COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Head Towards 37,000

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria is headed towards the 37,000 mark.

This follows the confirmation of 556 new infections by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – the health agency saddled with such responsibility in the country.

Giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in a late-night tweet on Sunday, the agency revealed that the new cases were reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Nineteen states reportedly did not record a new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

On like other days, Edo State recorded the highest amount of cases with 104 infections.

Lagos had the second-highest number of cases with 97 infections recorded while the FCT had 70 new infections.