The death count in the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached every state in Nigeria has now reached 709.
This is just as the number of new cases in Lagos, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease has reached a new high of 224 out of the 575 reported on Friday.
Data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed the number of confirmed cases in the country are now 31,323 with 12,795 discharge.
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Lagos now has 12,051 confirmed cases. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which reported 68 new cases has 2,433 confirmed cases, while Oyo with 85 new cases reported on Friday now has 1,689 cases confirmed.
Edo reported 31 new cases but has a total of 1,593 confirmed cases. Delta on the other hand, has reported 11 new cases and now has 1,348 cases confirmed.
Rivers reported 49 new cases with the total confirmed now standing at 1,343. Kano reported only one new case, but the total number of confirmed cases there is now 1,303.
Kaduna with 39 new cases is moving closer to the 1000 case mark with 946.
Meanwhile, Enugu reported 30 new cases, Niger reported 10 and Katsina had nine.
Ebonyi had five new cases, Gombe and Jigawa had three each, Plateau Nassarawa and Borno had two each, while had Abia one.