The total confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country jumped to 68,937 on Saturday as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ), reported 310 new cases in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC made this known via its verified website.
The country has so far conducted about 791,539 tests since the first COVID-19 case was announced in February.
According to the public health agency, the number of deaths rose from 1,179 to 1,180 with one addition.
NCDC said in the newly recorded cases, FCT took the lead with 128 new infections, followed by Lagos with 86, while Kaduna and Kastina recorded 26 and 20 infections respectively.
Other recorded cases were as follows: Rivers, 19, Oyo, seven, Benue, Edo, Jigawa and Ogun, five each, while Bayelsa and Kano had two cases each.