Death toll from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria increased to 1,171 after the West African nation announced two new fatalities on Friday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 246 new cases were also recorded in the country.
The NCDC made this known on its verified website on Friday.
The agency said that the infections brought the total number of cases in the country to 67,220.
Nigeria has tested 756,237 persons since the first confirmed case was announced on Feb. 27.
The country had since April suffered over 67,000 cases as total infections hit 67,220 and total recovery and discharge stood at 62,686.
The agency, however, said that there were two confirmed deaths within the last 24 hours, with 101 patients discharged from isolation centers across the country.
The NCDC said that the new infection were spread across nine states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It noted that Lagos led in the number of cases with 81, 73 in FCT, 39 in Plateau and 25 in Kaduna.
Among other states were Ogun with 13 infections, Bauchi, 5, Rivers, 4 and Ekiti, Taraba and Kano 2 each.
The public health agency said that till date, 67,220 cases had been confirmed, 62,686, discharged and 1,171 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) was activated at Level 3, and had continued to coordinate the national response activities.
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