Nigeria on Friday reported fifty-one coronavirus cases, taking the total of confirmed cases in the most populous black nation to 493.
159 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 17 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), noted that the new cases were recorded in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Lagos led with 32 confirmed cases, followed by Kano with 6 cases and Kwara with five cases.
FCT, Oyo and Katsina recorded two cases each while Ogun and Ekiti recorded one each.
With the new confirmed cases, the virus has spread to 19 states and the FCT in Nigeria.
The breakdown is as followed: Lagos- 283 FCT- 69 Kano- 27 Osun- 20 Edo- 15 Oyo- 15 Ogun- 10 Kwara- 9 Katsina- 9 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 6 Delta- 4 Ondo- 3 Ekiti- 3 Enugu- 2 Rivers-2 Niger- 2 Benue- 1 Anambra- 1.
The novel coronavirus has killed 1,000 people across Africa since the pandemic emerged late last year, according to an AFP tally using official figures.