Seven people were confirmed to have died of COVID complications on Thursday, increasing Nigeria’s fatality toll to 992.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new deaths in its update for August 20.
According to the agency, 476 new positive samples were recorded in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), and Lagos topped the list with 235 infections.
Thursday figure of new cases signified a slight drop in the number of positive samples recorded on Wednesday when 593 infections were confirmed.
However, recoveries increased by a slim margin with 265 patients discharged – a total of 37,569 people have now recovered across the country.
A total of 50,964 cases have now been confirmed in 36 states and the FCT.