The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 684 new cases of COVID-19 taking the number of confirmed cases in the country to 23,298.
The NCDC on Friday also reported five more deaths from the coronavirus disease. The country’s death toll now stands at 554.
The number of patients who have recovered and discharged from treatment centres is 8,253.
The 684 new cases were reported in 19 states of the federation with Lagos State accounting for 259 of those cases.
At this rate of infection and with 9,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Lagos is now only a day or two away from reaching the 10,000 cases mark.
Oyo State which for four of the last five days has recorded the second highest number of new cases had 76 new infections.
Katsina State with the third highest number of new cases had 69 while Delta State reported 66.
In Rivers State there were 46 new cases and 23 in Ogun State.
Edo and Osun states 22 new cases each, Ebonyi State had 21, the Federal Capital territory (FCT) had 20 new cases, Kaduna State had 16, Ondo State recorded 10, while Imo and Abia states had nine cases each.
Gombe State had five new cases, Plateau and Bauchi states had four each, Ekiti State had two while Anambra State had one case.