Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 179 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 161,074.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)disclosed this on its official Twitter handle.

“On the 16th of March 2021, 179 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 161074 cases have been confirmed, 146072 cases have been discharged and 2018 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 179 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (47), Kaduna (21), Rivers (18), Akwa Ibom (14), FCT (11), Edo (10), Cross River (9), Ogun (9), Nasarawa (6), Ebonyi (5), Ekiti (5), Zamfara (5), Delta (4), Kano (4), Osun (4), Plateau (3), Abia (2), Gombe (1) and Sokoto (1),” the NCDC said.

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