The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday recorded 48 cases of COVID-19 in the country.


The agency made the announcement in its update for June 4.


The cases were recorded in eight states and the federal capital territory (FCT).


Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, recorded 16 infections, followed by Yobe with 16 and Kano with 8.


Other states that recorded cases on Friday are Gombe (3) Akwa Ibom (1) Delta (1) FCT (1) Kaduna (1) and Rivers (1).


According to the NCDC data, 63 people were discharged after recovering from the infection on Friday.


Also, no deaths were reported on Friday and the fatality toll stands at 2,117.


Since the country recorded its index case in February 2020, 166,730 cases have been confirmed in the 36 states and the FCT.


About 162,584 persons have recovered from the infection while 2,029 are active cases.


So far, the agency has carried out 2,133,061 tests.


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