The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 254.
The centre disclosed the updated figure which rose from 238 in a tweet on Tuesday evening
Ten of the new cases were discovered in Lagos and two infections were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Oyo also recorded two new infections while Delta and Katsina States recorded their first cases of coronavirus.
As of 9:30pm on April 7, the NCDC stressed that the country recorded a new death – total at six – while 44 people have been recovered from the disease and have since been discharged.