The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 617 new infections of the COVID-19 in the country.
The NCDC made this known on its verified website on Saturday.
COVID-19 cases began to surge around the globe with Nigeria recording over 3, 502 new infections in six days, making it a significant rise in over eight weeks.
The public health agency noted that with the latest infections, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stand at 72,757.
It said that the new cases were reported in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).
The NCDC stated that Lagos and Kaduna states as well as the FCT had continued to lead in the number of new infections.
It reported that Lagos State recorded the highest number of new cases with 225 infections, followed by FCT and Kaduna with 181 and 125 respectively.
Others were Adamawa (25), Nasarawa (20), Kano (12), Rivers ( 8 ), Edo (4), Ekiti (4), Bayelsa (3), Ogun (3), Plateau (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Delta (1) and Sokoto (1).
The health agency also disclosed that 139 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection in isolation centres across the country.
The NCDC further said it recorded four additional COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours in the country.