The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) said on its verified website that Nigeria on Friday registered 796 new cases, highest single -day COVID-19 infections in 24 hours.
The new infections showed an increase of 51 cases over the previous record of 745 registered cases, almost six months ago on 19 June, 2020.
The agency said that the 796 were diagnosed with COVID-19 in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory, bring the total nationally to 72,140 with 1,90 deaths.
FCT led with 258 cases of the virus, while Lagos came second with 248, and Kaduna state in third position with 117, NCDC said, citing other states with new infections to include; Katsina (52), Ogun (27), Kwara (23), Gombe (22), Adamawa (17), Plateau (15), Kano (6), Rivers (2), Ondo (2), Ekiti (2), Nasarawa (2), Sokoto (2) and Taraba (1).
The NCDC disclosed that no additional COVID-19 related deaths were, however, recorded, while 238 persons have recovered and discharged from isolation centers across the country in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 65,712.