Two hundred and ninety-six more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded across the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a late-night tweet on Thursday, while giving an update on the pandemic.
It noted that the cases were reported from 16 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Plateau State topped the list of states with new cases, reporting 85 more infections having been considered the new epicentre of the disease in the country.
Others are Enugu – 46, Oyo – 31, Lagos – 21, Rivers – 20, FCT – 15, Kaduna – 13, Bauchi – 12, Delta – 11, Ekiti – 11, Akwa Ibom – seven, Ebonyi – six, Kwara – five, Ogun – four, Osun – four, Gombe – three, and Niger – two.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 53,317, while the death toll from the virus is 1,011 following the death of one more patient.
However, 445 more people were successfully treated and discharged, bring the total number of people discharged to 40,726 in the country in the last 24 hours.