Seven Nigerians have died in 24 hours after contracting the deadly coronavirus.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the country recorded 838 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday.
This brings the total cases in Nigeria to 84,414 and 1,254 fatalities since the pandemic began.
As at Saturday, Nigeria recorded 1247 total deaths. However, the confirmation of seven deaths on Sunday has increased the rate to 1254.
The health agency also confirmed the discharge of 539 patients from isolation centres across the country, bringing the total recoveries to 71,034.
NCDC noted that 838 new cases were reported in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
FCT reported the highest number of new cases with 297 cases, while Lagos State recorded 253
The other states with new infections are Plateau-82, Kaduna-57, Katsina-32, Nasarawa-31, Kano-25, Gombe-24, Oyo-8, Rivers-8, Zamfara-7, Ogun-4, Bauchi-4, Edo-4, Anambra-1, and Sokoto-1.