Plateau State on Thursday recorded 85 new cases of COVID-19, accounting for almost a third of 296 new cases reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
While the state recorded the highest number of new cases from any state, it would make the third straight day it is topping the list for most new cases.
Two other states, Enugu with new cases 46 and Oyo with 31, reported more cases than Lagos, which in Nigeria, has been the epicenter of pandemic. It reported only 21 new cases.
Rivers State reported 20 cases, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 15.
Kaduna State reported 13 cases, Bauchi State had 12, Delta and Ekiti states had 11 each and Akwa Ibom State had seven.
In Ebonyi State, there six new cases, five in Kwara State, four each in Ogun and Osun states, three in Gombe State and two in Niger State.
Nigeria now has a total of 53,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 40,726 discharged patients and 1,011 reported deaths.