The country on Tuesday recorded four COVID-19 related deaths and 2,123 fresh cases across 10 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, gave this in an update on its official Facebook page.
The new infection figure, which ranks the highest daily tally since the surge in cases began, has increased Nigeria’s infection toll to 227,378, while the fatality toll now stands at 2,989.
The statistics also show that Lagos State retains its status as the epicentre of the disease, contributing most to the surge in the country.
The state on Tuesday recorded 1,552 of the new 2,123 infections.
It added that the number of active cases have increased to 12,547 while the number of discharged cases now stands at 211,761, as Plateau State reported a backlog of 10 discharges for December 20, 2021.