Nigeria has recorded 313 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 7,839.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Sunday.
Data from the NCDC showed that five more patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.
Nigeria currently has 5,350 active cases after discharging at least 89 patients on Sunday, The PUNCH reports.
The centre said, “On the 24th of May 2020, 313 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 7839 cases have been confirmed, 2263 cases have been discharged and 226 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 313 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos (148), FCT (36), Rivers (27), Edo (19), Kano (13), Ogun (12), Ebonyi (11), Nasarawa (8), Delta (8), Oyo (7), Plateau (6), Kaduna (5), Kwara (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Bayelsa (3), Niger (2), Anambra (1).”
The PUNCH reports that COVID-19 has killed at least 343,216 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December.
Tally compiled by AFP as of 07 pm on Sunday showed that at least 5,362,160 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 2,079,300 are now considered recovered.