Nigeria on Friday recorded 245 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing total infections in the country to 7,261.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet via its verified handle.
245 new cases of #COVID19;
7261 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Deaths: 221 pic.twitter.com/ITAGBMdXtB
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 22, 2020
According to the NCDC, 131 of the new cases came from Lagos, 16 from Jigawa, 13 from Ogun, 12 from Borno, and nine each from Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers, and Ebonyi.
Other states with new cases include Kwara with seven, Katsina with five, Akwa Ibom, and Sokoto each with three, Bauchi and Yobe each with two.
Anambra, Gombe, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, the FCT and Bayelsa, all recorded one new case each.
The total number of recovered patients was put at 2,007, while 221 deaths have been recorded as a result of the virus.