Nigeria has recorded a further 159 instances of COVID-19.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) introduced this in its every day updates on Thursday evening.
According to the company, Lagos nonetheless maintains the best figures with 119 new instances.
Other affected states are Akwa Ibom (19), Rivers (11), Ogun (5), Ekiti (2), FCT (1), Delta (1), Kwara (1).
This now brings the whole of confirmed instances within the nation to 169,074. While 164,652 have recovered from the virus, 2,126 have died.
It is coming days after the NCDC mentioned it had detected the Delta COVID-19 variant within the nation and amid considerations over the resurgence of a 3rd wave of the illness.
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“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2,” the well being company mentioned in a press release final Thursday.
“The variant was detected in a traveler to Nigeria, following the routine travel test required of all international travelers and genomic sequencing at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.”
The NCDC, nevertheless, assured Nigerians that the federal authorities has put measures in place to fight the illness, asking them to stick to the really helpful security protocols.
Despite fears over the spike in instances and the affirmation of the extremely contagious Delta pressure, many Nigerians have deserted security protocols really helpful by well being authorities.