Eleven deaths were recorded from the virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 645.
The health agency in a tweet Sunday night said the 544 new cases were reported in 19 states including Lagos, Ebonyi, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Katsina, Plateau, Bayelsa, Kaduna, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Kano Taraba, Rivers, Abia and Ekiti.
There was a drop in the number of confirmed cases reported on Sunday (544) compared to what was reported on Saturday (603).
All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.
As of the time of reporting, 35 states and the FCT had recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to officially report any case of the virus although there are controversies about it.
Lagos remains the epicentre for the disease in the country. Zamfara has not reported any new confirmed case in the past 48 days.
“Till date, 28, 711 cases have been confirmed, 11, 665 cases have been discharged and 645 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” the NCDC stated.
Ayodamola Owoseye is a senior reporter covering the health beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, and holds a B.A in Anthropology and M.Sc in Information Science.
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