Nigeria has recorded 153 new cases of the novel Coronavrus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 59,001.
Announcing the new figures in a late tweet on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) disclosed that the nation also recorded 94 recoveries within the past 24 hours.
The new cases were reported from 14 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Lagos, 21 in Rivers, 11 in FCT and 8 in Ogun state.
Other states with new infections include, Kaduna-7 Oyo-6 Akwa Ibom-5 Osun-3 Katsina-3 Edo-2 Ebonyi-2 Nasarawa-2 Plateau-1 Kano-1.
Data seen on the Health Agency website, shows that Lagos remains the country’s epicentre for the virus as its total confirmed cases neared 20,000.
NCDC said till date, 59,001 cases have been confirmed, 50,452 treated and discharged and 1,112 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.