Nigeria on Saturday recorded 779 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bring its total infections to 24,077.
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in a tweet via its official handle.
Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections in February.
Nigeria is currently undergoing a second phase of a re-opening after weeks of lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.
However, the number of cases has continued to increase as the country’s testing capacity is being ramped up.
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