Nigeria has recorded 296 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update late Thursday night.
The centre reported that 445 patients were discharged following their recovery from the disease.
It also disclosed the death of 1 patient.
16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded new cases on Friday.
Plateau recorded the day’s highest toll with 85 new cases while 46 new cases were reported in Enugu.
Oyo and Lagos followed with 31 and 21 new cases respectively.
Others are Rivers (20), FCT (15), Kaduna (13), Bauchi (12), Delta (11), Ekiti (11), Akwa Ibom (7), Ebonyi (6), Kwara (5), Ogun (4), Osun (4), Gombe (3), and Niger (2).
Since the index case was confirmed on February 27, 2020, Nigeria has recorded 53,317 cases of the disease.
While 40,726 cases have been discharged after their recovery, a total of 1,011 fatalities have been recorded.
There are now 11,580 active cases of COVID-19 across Nigeria.