Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday posted its highest coronavirus deaths in a single day since the pandemic broke out in February 2020.
Reports by the NCDC, showed that Coronavirus killed 23 Nigerians in the last 24 hours.
Nigeria has never reported up to 20 deaths in a single day since the pandemic broke out.
According to NCDC, 10 of the deaths occurred in Oyo, 6 in Lagos, two each in Sokoto and Rivers, one each in Ogun, Plateau and Edo.
Nigeria also recorded more new cases on Thursday, ramping up 1,479 fresh cases, a rise from the 1,398 reported on Wednesday.
Lagos leads the chat with 697 new cases , while the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja followed with 201 new cases.
Others are: Nasarawa-80, Plateau-74, Rivers-72, Edo-46, Adamawa-43, Osun-39, Akwa Ibom-35, Delta-31, Anambra-27, Oyo-24, Kano-21, Abia-19, Enugu-19, Ogun-18, Sokoto-12, Bauchi-7, Taraba-7, Ekiti-4, Gombe-4, Imo-4, Bayelsa-2, Jigawa-2 and Zamfara-1.
This takes the total confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country to 105,478, with 83,830 recoveries and 1,405 deaths.