Nigeria has recorded 550 new COVID-19 cases.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this announcement in a tweet on Tuesday night.

The new cases were recorded in 16 states with the FCT, and Lagos remaining the highest figure of 219 cases.

Other states are Kaduna with 52 cases, Kwara with19, Kano and Rivers with 15 each, Sokoto with 10, Enugu with nine, Gombe with 8, Plateau and Osun with seven each, Anambra and Oyo with five each, Jigawa and Ogun with four each, Bauchi with two, Edo with one and the FCT with 168.

With the new cases, Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have now reached 70,195.

However, 65,110 have recovered from the virus while 1,182 have died in the country.

This comes as the world continues to seek solutions to the virus.

Across much of the world, COVID-19 infection rates are hitting record highs, with hospital intensive care units filling up and death tolls increasing.

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