There has been an increase in daily coronavirus cases in Nigeria after the country registered an index of the Delta variant.
The Nigerian Centers for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday that 238 cases had been reported in five provinces, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the agency on July 21, the epicenter of the pandemic in Nigeria, Lagos, recorded 181 cases, which accounted for 76 percent of the total infection confirmed on Wednesday.
Other provinces reporting COVID cases are Akwa Ibom (45), Oyo (8), Ogun (2), Ekiti (1) and FCT (1).
The SCS said eight people were released on Wednesday after recovering from the infection.
Two people did not die of COVID-19 complications.
Nigeria tested 2,401,894 NCDCs in February 2020, as it recorded COVID, an index. Of this figure, 170.122 gave a positive result of COVID-19.
Approximately 164,741 recovery cases were reported, with 2,130 deaths from infection.
The active events in the country are 3240 people.
Against the backdrop of rising infections, the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) said states would re-introduce measures to prevent the spread of COVID to prevent a third wave of infections.