Oyo state on Thursday led the rest of Nigeria in the record single day deaths caused by COVID-19 complications.
Out of the 23 deaths announced by the NCDC for the country, 10 occurred in Oyo. The fatalities shot the state’s death toll to 64, from 54 on Wednesday.
Since February last year, the state has recorded 4,570 cases, making it the fifth on the grim leaderboard in the country. The state, as at Thursday, has 540 active cases, with 3,966 discharged.
Lagos recorded six deaths, two more than it logged on Wednesday. The state’s death toll has now hit 266.
Other states which recorded deaths on Thursday were Rivers, Edo, Ogun, Plateau and Sokoto.