Nigeria recorded 600 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total infections to 35,454 in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on its official twitter handle announced that on Friday as at  July 17, 600 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in the country.

It also added that till date, 35,454 cases have been confirmed, 14,633 discharged and 772 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

NCDC said that Lagos state recorded the highest number of cases with 129 new cases, while the FCT reported 118 new infections.

Others are Oyo state with 87 cases; Kano 55; Benue 42; Enugu 35; Kwara 28; while Imo state has 16 cases; Ogun 13; Kaduna and Ondo states have 12 cases each; Delta and Edo have 11 cases each; as Plateau has 8 cases; Nasarawa, Ekiti and Niger states have 6) cases, while Borno and Abia have 4 cases each; Gombe state has 3 cases.

The health agency explained that coronavirus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets from infected people, adding that it can also be spread by people, who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected.