Nigeria on Sunday recorded 490 new cases of COVID-19 in 20 states, just as 9,007 patients have so far been discharged in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, via its Twitter handle, also disclosed that the total number of infections in the country is now 24,567.
The centre also reported seven deaths, adding that there was no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.
The centre said Lagos recorded 118 cases while Delta has 84 cases and Ebonyi recorded 68 new cases.
Others are FCT-56 Plateau-39 Edo-29 Katsina-21 Imo-13 Ondo-12 Adamawa-11 Osun-8 Ogun-8 Rivers-6 Kano-5 Enugu-3 Bauchi-3 Akwa Ibom-3 Kogi-1 Oyo-1 Bayelsa-1
The NCDC said that 130, 154 samples have been collected from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC said that its testing strategy for COVID19 is through real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
As the National Public Health Institute, it said it remains committed to supporting every state in Nigeria in response to the ongoing COVID19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, the health agency said that Face shield without a face mask is not effective against COVID-19.