Nigeria recorded a rise in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 187 new cases of the pandemic were recorded in 12 states and the FCT.
There was particular concern that Lagos, Plateau and Rivers States which for the second day held the first three positions in the number of new cases. The three states between them had 124 new cases, more than half of the new cases recorded in the country just as the day before.
Lagos had 74 new cases, Plateau 25 and Rivers 25. On Monday when 136 new cases were recorded, Lagos had 71, Rivers 23 and Plateau 12 new cases.
The 187 new cases recorded on Tuesday brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 58,647 confirmed cases with 49,937 of them so far discharged.
There was no death, however, with the total number of deaths remaining at 1,111 as at Monday.