Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exploded on Tuesday night as the country’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 117 new infections have been recorded.
The sharp increase in cases was announced on Twitter by the NCDC.
“117 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported,” the agency tweeted, adding a state by state breakdown of the new infections.
59 of the new infections occurred in Lagos, with 29 in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), 14 in Kano, 6 in Borno, 4 in Katsina, 3 in Ogun, 1 in Rivers and 1 in Bauchi State.
“As at 11:25 pm 21st April there are 782 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.” the NCDC added.