The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) has confirmed two cases of the novel coronavirus in Kogi state as Nigeria reported 389 new cases of the virus, bringing the total of confirmed infections in the country to 8,733.

The figure is the highest daily cases so far reported since the beginning of the outbreak in the country.

The health agency said that this takes the country’s total infections to 8,733, out of which 2,501 have been discharged, with 254 deaths as of Wednesday.

NCDC data showed that the cases were spread across 22 states and with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 256 cases.

Others were: Katsina (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Kano(13), Adamawa (11), Akwa Ibom (11), Kaduna(7), Kwara (6), Nasarawa (6), Gombe (2), Plateau (2), Abia (2), Delta (2), Benue (2), Niger (2), Kogi (2), Oyo (2), Imo (1), Borno (1), Ogun (1), Anambra (1).

The NCDC said that to date, 2,501 patients have been discharged and 254 deaths were recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Cross Rivers remain the only state without a reported case.

The health agency said that most of those who died were associated with comorbidities, it found out that three out of four of those who have been discharged were without comorbidities.

“This is consistent with the fact that risks are higher for those with other illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and other chronic non- communicable diseases.

“There is a general reduction in mortality trend and continuous improvement in recoveries as shown in discharges compared to the increase in number of confirmed cases,” the agency said.