Eighteen people died in Nigeria on Thursday as a result of COVID-19 complications, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
The new fatality figure raised the death toll to 2, 117 in total, the agency said on its official twitter handle.
Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, recorded 105 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours raising the total tally on Thursday to 122.
According to the NCDC update, Nigeria’s infection total is now 166, 682 so far.
Thursday’s fatality and infection tally are significantly higher than the zero deaths and 17 cases recorded a day earlier, indicating another daily spike in infections this week.
Nigeria recorded 28 deaths and 203 new cases on Monday, after about four weeks of daily infection figures averaging below 100 per day.