Nigeria has recorded 290 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 46,867.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late night tweet on Monday.
According to the Health Agency, the new cases were reported from 16 states and no new state reported any case in the last 24 hours under review.
NCDC said, of the 290 new cases, 82 were recorded in Lagos, 82 in Plateau and 19 Oyo state.
Other states with new cases include, FCT-18 Edo-16 Kaduna-15 Enugu-9 Ogun-9 Kano-8 Kwara-8 Cross River-5 Ondo-5 Rivers-5 Ekiti-4 Imo-3 Borno-2 .
NCDC said till date, 46,867 infections have been confirmed, 33,346 treated and discharged and 950 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has warned that Nigeria could regret if people continue to violate the COVID-19 protocols put in place by the government and other Health Agencies.
The Minister reminded Nigerians that until a vaccine is found for the virus, adherence to the guidelines is the surest way to stay safe.
“Until there is a vaccine, the only options we have to protect ourselves, are still the non-pharmaceutical measures that are proven to be cheap and effective, such as the appropriate use of face masks, physical distancing, and avoiding crowds. If we do not adhere, there could be regrets,” he warned.
More than 20 million coronavirus cases have been now been registered across the world, over half in the Americas, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 2215 GMT on Monday.
At least 20,002,577 cases and 733,842 deaths have now been reported. More than four out of 10 coronavirus cases have been in the United States and Brazil, the two most affected countries in the world.
While the US has logged 5,075,678 cases and 163,282 deaths, Brazil has recorded 3,057,470 infections and 101,752 deaths.