Nigeria records 790 new COVID-19 cases, toll now 26,484.

Nigeria has recorded 790 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in a single day.

The 790 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 26,484.

The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Wednesday.

According to the agency, 166 new cases of the virus were reported in Delta State, 120 in Lagos State, 66 in Enugu State, 65 in the FCT, 60 in Edo State, 43 in Ogun State, 41 in Kano State, 39 in Kaduna State, 33 in Ondo State, 32 in Rivers State.

Others are; 29 in Bayelsa State, 21 in Katsina State, 20 in Imo State, 18 in Kwara State, 11 in Oyo State, 10 in Abia State, six in Benue State, four in Gombe State, two in Yobe State, two in Bauchi State, and two in Kebbi State.

So far, as of 1st July, there were 26,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria; 10,152 discharged, with 603 deaths.

Earlier, NCDC announced the inclusion of a new COVID-19 testing laboratory in Ondo State to the list of molecular laboratory network in the country.

This brings the total number of laboratories in the country with the capacity to test for the virus to 40.

It tweeted “The Virology Laboratory at Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State has been included in the National #COVID19 Molecular Laboratory Network.

“This brings the total number of laboratories in the national network to 40.”

The agency says it is planning to activate a COVID-19 testing laboratory in Gombe State.

The NCDC had inaugurated COVID-19 testing laboratories in Lagos State, Ogun State, Kaduna State, Borno State, Kano State, Plateau State.

Others are in Oyo State, Osun State, Ebonyi State, Rivers State, Edo State, Imo State, Ekiti State as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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