Oyo State, on Friday, recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
Oyo recorded 191 new cases and was followed by Lagos which recorded 168 cases.
A total of 591 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The new cases brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 39,359.
Of this figure, 16,559 people have recovered from the virus and have been discharged.
A total of 845 deaths have also been recorded so far.
The NCDC provided the breakdown of the new cases in a Tweet late Friday.
“591 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
845 deaths,” the agency wrote.
591 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 24, 2020
While Nigeria continues to record hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 daily, the country has relaxed its lockdown and citizens largely go about without facemasks and without maintaining social distance.
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