The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 42 new COVID-19 infections in the country in the past two weeks.

Lagos State reported the highest number of cases with 27 new infections in the period from December 31 to January 6.

The agency in a statement on Sunday also reported that new infections were reported in Edo, Kano, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“From December 31 to January 6, 13 new confirmed cases have been recorded in Nigeria. The 13 new cases are reported in two states: Lagos (12) and Edo (one),” the agency said.

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“NCDC confirmed that the country registered 29 new cases from January 7 to 13; and the new cases are reported in Lagos (15), FCT (five), Kano (four), Nasarawa (three), Kaduna (one) and Plateau (one)”.

The new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 266,492. The country has reported 3,155 deaths so far, while 259,858 cases have been discharged in 36 states, including the FCT.

The NCDC stated that a multi-sector National Emergency Operations Center activated at Level 2 had continued to coordinate national response activities.