Nigeria recorded 790 new cases of COVID-19, the highest in a single day, bringing the total number of infections to 26,484.
This was confirmed on Wednesday night by the Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC) in a tweet through its official identifier.
As in the previous day, the new cases were registered in 20 states of the federation and in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Presenting a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Delta – 166, Lagos – 120, Enugu – 66, Edo – 60 and Ogun – 43.
Others included Kano – 41, Kaduna – 39, Ondo – 33, Rios – 32, Bayelsa – 29, Imo – 20, Kwara – 18, Oyo – 11 and Abia – 10.
Meanwhile, states with fewer cases include Benue – 6, Gombe – 4, Yobe, Bauchi and Kebbi, each registering 2 cases.
This occurs when the FCT registered 65 new cases.
On a positive note, over 406 patients were treated and successfully discharged from isolation centers in various parts of the country.
This brings the number of people discharged to 10,152 to date, although 13 more patients have lost the battle to COVID-19.
The NCDC estimated the number of deaths in the country at 603.
790 new cases of # COVID19Nigeria;
603 deaths pic.twitter.com/9fxpoeBZDP
– NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 1, 2020