Nigeria’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, on Sunday, increased to 28,711 as 544 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night. it also said that 199 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos.

“544 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-199 Ebonyi-65 Oyo-47 Ondo-46 Ogun-31 Edo-30 FCT-28 Katsina-25 Plateau-15 Bayelsa-11 Kaduna-10 Adamawa-10 Akwa Ibom-8 Gombe-7 Kano-4 Taraba-3 Rivers-2 Abia-2 Ekiti-1.”

544 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-199

Ebonyi-65

Oyo-47

Ondo-46

Ogun-31

Edo-30

FCT-28

Katsina-25

Plateau-15

Bayelsa-11

Kaduna-10

Adamawa-10

Akwa Ibom-8

Gombe-7

Kano-4

Taraba-3

Rivers-2

Abia-2

Ekiti-1

28,711 confirmed

11,665 discharged

645 deaths

Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had asked Christians and Muslims to resort to prayers as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the country.

An Islamic prayer was held on Friday in Abuja where special prayers were rendered against the deadly virus.

While, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who doubles as Chairman of presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, other government officials and Christian leaders on Sunday attended the interdenominational church prayer service against the COVID-19 pandemic.