The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Nigeria recorded 65 additional cases of COVID-19 infections and eight COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.

The NCDC  made the disclosure in its daily COVID-19 report on Thursday morning.

The 65 additional cases reported on Wednesday indicate an increase from the 64 cases reported in the country the previous day.

The public health agency noted that with the new fatalities recorded, the death toll from the virus now stood at 2,914.

It also revealed that the total infection from the pandemic currently stood at 212,894 while a total of 204,675 Nigerians had been discharged across the country.

Plateau, according to the NCDC, topped the infection chart with 22 cases, FCT followed with 21, North-central and Rivers, South-south reported 12 cases each.

Bauchi recorded four cases, Lagos two, while Kaduna, Bayelsa, Edo, Jigawa reported a single case each and the states of Delta and Sokoto registered zero cases.

So far, Nigeria currently has 5,297 active coronavirus cases, while a total of 3,392,457 blood samples have been tested since the pandemic began across the country.

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