The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 519 COVID-19 infections were recorded across the country on Tuesday from 14 states. According to the public health agency, the 519 additional new cases in the country represented an increase from the 387 cases reported on Monday. Lagos recorded 120 cases, followed by Ogun with 110 cases and Rivers with 74. Other states are Edo (63), FCT (58), Oyo (31), Kaduna (15), Bayelsa (11), Cross River (11), Delta (11), Kano (5), Ogun (4), Plateau (3), Adamawa (2) and Gombe (1).
Nigeria has surpassed 200,000 cases from the Coronavirus pandemic 18 months after the first case.
The agency also said the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the deaths of 18 Nigerians on Tuesday and pushed the total fatalities in the country to 2,637.
It added that the lives lost was not affected at random, because pre-existing conditions factor so heavily into virus outcomes.