459 new cases and eight deaths were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday.
In an update on its Facebook page on Sunday, the agency noted that the country’s total infection figure has risen to 195,511 while the fatality toll now stands at 2,552 from 2,544 recorded 24 hours earlier.
The agency said new infections were recorded across 18 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The data provided by the NCDC revealed that Lagos State reported the highest daily tally of 185.This was followed by 38 cases each recorded in Abia and Oyo states.
Akwa Ibom and Cross River recorded 33 cases each, closely followed by Osun and Ekiti with 24 and 23 cases respectively, while Benue recorded 15 cases, Kwara 14; and Kano 12 cases.
Also, Delta State and the FCT recorded 10 cases each; Edo recorded nine; Kaduna registered five cases and Ogun State, three.
The trio of Katsina, Nasarawa and Rivers States recorded two cases each, while Bayelsa recorded a single case to rank the last on the log.
However, Nigeria’s active cases have significantly reduced from roughly 17,000 about a week ago, to 8,429 on Sunday.
NCDC also revealed that a total number of 184,530 cases have been confirmed fit by appropriate authorities and were discharged from designated isolation centres and home care.