The Nigeria center for diseases control (NCDC) on Thursday said that the nationwide COVID-19 tally is 14554 after a record one-day spike of 681 cases, the highest number since the first outbreak was reported in the country.
In its daily updates, the NCDC said 345 of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos, the worst-hit state in country.
The Centre, however, also said that 51 more cases were detected in Rivers, 48 in Ogun, 47 in Gombe, 36 in Oyo, 31 in Imo, 28 Delta, 23 in Kano, 18 in Bauchi and 12 cases each in Edo and Katsina.
Other states includes, Kaduna (9), Anambra (7), Jigawa(5) Kebbi (4), Ondo (4) and Nasarawa (1).
Five patients also died of the virus on Thursday. This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country 387.
On the positive side, 143 patients recovered from the virus and have been discharged. The total of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 4,494.