The NCDC made this known via its official Twitter account on Sunday night. The latest update takes the country’s total covid-19 infection tally to 131,242, the sixth-highest in Africa behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa.
The health agency sadly announced eight coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s number of deaths to 1,586.
It stated that the new cases were reported across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory （FCT）.
Amongst other states with new cases were Akwa Ibom-33, Katsina-26, Ogun-25, Osun-21, Rivers-16, Edo-15, Oyo-13, Ondo-12, Borno-11, Ekiti-nine, Kebbi-three， and Plateau-two.
The centre, however, said that the number of recoveries currently stands at 104,989, with additional 1,277 patients discharged across the country in the past 24 hours.