Nigeria, on Thursday, recorded its highest daily coronavirus infection figure since the beginning of the outbreak in late February.
NCDC recorded 1,145 new cases on Thursday, smashing previous highest daily record of 930 reported on Wednesday.
Two states, Lagos and Kaduna and the capital Abuja accounted for 64 percent of the monster cases.
Lagos recorded 459 cases, its highest daily since February, when the pandemic touched Nigeria, with the arrival of an Italian.
Abuja followed with 145 cases and Kaduna 138.
Plateau registered 80 cases.
Katsina reported 70 and Gombe 52.
In all, a record 24 states confirmed new infections, as the second wave of the COVID-19 appears to be exploding in Nigeria.
The NCDC reported just one death in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1201.
“Till date, 76,207 cases have been confirmed, 67,110 cases have been discharged in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”, the NCDC stated.
The data released also indicated there are now 7,896 actives cases, after 864,104 samples tested as at Thursday 17 December.
Here is a breakdown of the new cases: