The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday revealed that Nigeria confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 503, bringing the total cases in the country to 29, 789.
The NCDC reported 669 deaths cases and 12,108 discharged patients.
On its official twitter handle, the NCDC said Lagos, the country’s virus hotspot, reported the highest number of new cases among the states with 154.
Other states with new cases include Edo (54), FCT (41), Enugu (34), Rivers (30), Benue (24), Osun (20), Kaduna (15), Kwara (13), Abia (9), Borno (8), Plateau (6), Taraba (5), Ogun (3), Kano (3), Kebbi (2), Nasarawa (2), Bayelsa (1), and Gombe (1).
COVID-19 cases have continued to rise as the country remains in the second phase of relaxing coronavirus lockdowns.
Although schools and places of worship are yet to be fully re-opened, the federal government has relaxed bans on interstate travel; domestic airlines are expected to resume on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have repeatedly advised Nigerians to stick to health protocols such as social distancing in public spaces, wearing masks, and frequent handwashing.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 539,620 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Tuesday.
At least 11,693,770 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 6,145,500 are now considered recovered.