Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 21 additional deaths from COVID-19, one of its highest daily fatality tallies.

According to the Tuesday data made available by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the country's total fatalities stand at 1,694.

Meanwhile, additional 1,056 new infections were recorded in the 21 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), bringing the total cases in the country to 141,447.

The 1,056 new cases indicated a significant rise from the 643 new cases recorded on Monday, 8th February 2021.

The new cases were reported from the following states: Lagos (214), Osun (120), FCT (116), Plateau (88), Ebonyi (75), Kwara (73), Gombe (70), Ondo (57), Rivers (47), Akwa Ibom (38), Edo (25), Oyo (23), Kano (22), Delta (19) Katsina (18), Borno (16), Nasarawa (13), Ekiti (8), Ogun (8), Bauchi (4), Benue(1) and Jigawa (1).

Lagos had the highest toll in Tuesday’s tally with 214 cases followed by Osun and the FCT with 120 and 116 infections respectively.

Meanwhile, Lagos State is still the epicenter of the infection in Nigeria with 51,985 confirmed cases. 46,471 patients have been discharged after receiving treatment while 352 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.

"Our discharges today includes 478 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines," NCDC stated.

Of the 141,447 cases, a total of 115,755 patients have been treated and discharged from various isolation centres across the country.

Meanwhile, there are 23,998 patients still receiving treatment in various isolation centres in the country.

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