On Monday, the National Centre for Disease Control stated that Sunday’s infections were recorded in nine states and the FCT.
According to National Centre for Disease Control, Lagos, Plateau and Benue state recorded 653, 73, and 48 respectively on Sunday.
The number of daily coronavirus infection has been on the rise recently affirming reports on the second wave of the pandemic.
It is unclear if the deputy governor himself had earlier contracted the virus.
COVID-19 so far killed 43 people in the state compared to the 124 killed by malnutrition in nine months.
The NCDC boss said that though the youths are at lower risk, yet “lower risk does not mean no risk.”