Nigeria has recorded 501 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 78,434 with 1,221 deaths across the country.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC on its verified website said Lagos state recorded the highest number of cases with 218 infections, Federal Capital Territory, FCT had 112, Kaduna reported 53, Plateau reported 24 and Katsina confirmed 21 infections.

Other states include; Kano 16; Yobe 14; Ondo 10; Ogun 9; Edo 7; Bayelsa 5; while Rivers and Borno states have 4 cases each, Osun and Ekiti have two each.

It noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, EOC activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.