464 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been recorded by the the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country so far to 156,963.
NCDC made the announcement yesterday night via a tweet on its verified Twitter handle.
The centre also confirmed the death of 16 persons due to complications from the virus. The total number of fatalities has jumped to 1,939.
The health agency also indicated the recovery and discharge of 418 patients from Lagos, Imo and Akwa Ibom States as total recoveries so far stands at 135,831.
The tweet reads: “464 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Today’s report includes:
“229 community recoveries in Lagos State, 144 in Imo State and 45 in Akwa Ibom State
“3 previously confirmed cases in Nasarawa State omitted from the cumulative report”.