Nigeria has recorded 238 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed in a tweet on Friday night.
This now takes the total of the country’s infections over the 2000 mark.
As at Friday, Nigeria now has a total of 2,170 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Of the new cases, the federal capital territory (FCT) recorded 36, 30 were recorded in Lagos, 16 in Gombe, 10 in Bauchi, eight in Delta, six in Oyo, five each in Zamfara and Sokoto, four each in Ondo and Nasarawa, three each in Kwara, Edo, Ekiti, Borno and Yobe, two in Adamawa and one each in Niger, Imo, Ebonyi, Rivers and Enugu.
The good news is that the number of discharged patients increased from 319 to 351.
However, ten deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to 68.
On Thursday, the NCDC had tested 2,000 samples. It is the highest so far in one day since the agency began sample collection and testing for coronavirus.
NCDC says it has set a target to test two million people in the next three months.