Nigeria recorded 543 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the total infections to 38,344 across the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC through its twitter handle, said there are so far 38,344 confirmed cases, while 15,815 patients discharged with 813 deaths. The agency data showed that eight Nigerians died from COVID-19 complications, as at July 22.

It said Lagos, the epicentre recorded 180 cases, the highest daily toll, followed by federal Capital Territory, FCT with 86.

The Centre also noted that Kaduna recorded 56, Edo, 47, Ondo, 37, Kwara, 35, while Ogun and  Rivers states have 19 cases each; Kano and  17 cases, Ebonyi and Enugu have 16 cases each while Delta state has  7 cases, Bayelsa has  4, Bauchi 3 and Abia state has 1 case.

It also explained that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

NCDC said a sudden loss of taste and smell with fever, headache or runny nose may be COVID-19 and not malaria.