Nigeria on Friday recorded 10 new Coronavirus Disease-related deaths and 245 new infections.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle late on Friday.
The figures released showed that Lagos State had 131 infections, followed by Jigawa and Ogun states, which 16 and 13 cases respectively.
However, 100 more COVID-19 patients were discharged and a total of 2,007 patients have now been discharged.
A total of 7,261 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the FCT.
The current figures show a marked upsurge in the number of new cases, as well as deaths and recoveries, between April and May 2020.
As of April 22, 2020, Nigeria had confirmed 873 COVID-19 cases in 25 states and the FCT, out of which 28 deaths and 197 recoveries were recorded.
However, according to Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the NCDC, the agency is working on increasing its testing capacity, and as a result, the country will record more COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, Kogi and Cross River are yet to record any positive case of COVID-19.
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