The number of active COVID- 19 cases in the Federal Capital Territory has surpassed Lagos State , which hitherto was identified as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.
The COVID- 19 situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for August 2 showed that Lagos had 12 , 915 cases, while the FCT had 2 , 759 .
However , the NCDC, in its COVID- 19 Situation Report released on Thursday , stated that Abuja , which had 4 , 241 confirmed cases , was reported to have discharged 1 , 231 and recorded 45 deaths with 2 , 965 active cases.
On the other hand, Lagos , which recorded 15 , 627 confirmed cases, was reported to have discharged 13,119, while 192 deaths and 2,316 active cases were recorded in the state .
This indicates that Lagos recorded a 557 per cent reduction in active cases between August 2 and 6 , while the FCT showed a 7 . 4 per cent increase.