In just one day, 404 COVID-19 infections were recorded In Lagos State.

The sudden discovery of these new cases has increased the state’s infection figures to 17,764, The Punch reports.

This development was disclosed on Sunday, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in the COVID-19 Situation Report for August 22.

According to NCDC, Lagos has 404 new cases out of the 601 confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours from 21 states.

So far, 15, 209 COVID-19 patients in the state have been discharged, after 684 patients who were recently treated and had fully recovered were discharged.

Meanwhile, the health agency has also announced that the number of COVID-19 casualties in the state still stands at 202.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Lagos remains the epicentre of COVID-19 cases, with 17,764 of the total 51,905 cases in the country.

On the continent of Africa, data by the World Health Organisation, Africa Region, shows that there are 1,167,848 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The renowned health organisation also revealed that there were over 888,000 recoveries and 27,322 deaths.