Till date, 54, 588 cases have been confirmed, 42, 627 cases have been discharged and 1,048 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, it stated.

The NCDC disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 12 states and the FCT, with Lagos State having the highest number of infections with 42 cases, followed by FCT with 25 cases.

Others were, Katsina (14), Kaduna (11), Kwara (8), Ondo (7), Delta (4), Anambra (3) Oyo (3), Edo (2), Ogun (2), Osun (2), and Cross River (1).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in Africa, over one million persons have recovered from the disease out of the 1,260,400 infected, according to the Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC).