Nigeria has recorded 749 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

With the new cases, Nigeria has confirmed more than 5,000 infections within the past one week.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the 749 new infections in its update for December 30, across 18 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos recorded 299 new cases — the highest for Wednesday — followed by Plateau with 131 positive samples, and Kaduna with 83 infections.

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With the Wednesday figure, Nigeria has now exceeded 85,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

Three new deaths were recorded, while 580 persons were discharged on Wednesday, increasing the total number of recoveries to 71,937, while the total fatality count currently stands at 1,267.

A total of 85,560 cases have now been confirmed across the country, but 12,356 are currently active cases.

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See affected states:

Lagos-299
Plateau-131
Kaduna-83
FCT-74
Kwara-35
Sokoto-26
Edo-18
Kano-17
Katsina-16
Delta-11
Nasarawa-10
Ondo-9
Bauchi-9
Rivers-5
Akwa Ibom-3
Jigawa-1
Osun-1
Ekiti-1

85,560 confirmed
71,937 discharged
1,267 deaths

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