The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,NCDC on Friday confirmed 156 new cases of the novel coronavirus across the country.
The Centre in a late-night tweet, added the new data was confirmed in 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory.
Lagos, the country’s epicentre for the virus, reported 36 new cases while the Federal Capital Territory registered 35 new infections.
Other states with new infections include Oyo-29, Kaduna-10, Abia-9, Osun-5, Ogun-5, Enugu-5, Rivers-4, Nasarawa-3, Ekiti-3, Imo-3, Edo-2, Kwara-2, Katsina-2, Plateau-2, and Niger-1.
With the new data the country has now reported 54,743 confirmed cases of the virus, with 42,816 persons recovered and 1,051 deaths.