Nigeria records an increase in COVID-19 infections with 388 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Nigeria’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped to 187,023 as the country reported 388 additional COVID-19 infections on the 22nd of August, 2021.

The NCDC disclosed this via its website on Monday morning, adding that Lagos State reported the highest infections of the day with 166 new cases, followed by Akwa Ibom (89), Rivers (76), and Oyo (15), Edo (12), Benue (11), Delta (7), FCT (4), Ogun (4), Kaduna (2), Gombe (1), and Nasarawa (1).

It said the recent surge in infections was driven by the spread of the Delta variant in the country.

The NCDC noted that the country had successfully treated 168,455 COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 135 additional patients on Sunday.

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