Nigeria on Friday recorded 114 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded in the country to 1095.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet Friday night said the new cases were recorded in nine states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, Gombe, Zamfara, Edo, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto states.
As of the time of reporting, 27 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease.
For the second consecutive day, no case was recorded in Kano. Although no official reason was given for this, PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday reported how the Kano testing centre suspended its operations due to scarcity of materials and because some of its staff tested positive to the virus. Although the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, later said the testing materials had been made available, a Kano health ministry official told PREMIUM TIMES the testing would be suspended for at least 48 hours.
On Thursday, Zamfara State recorded its first cases of the virus since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February.
Also, Lagos State reported its highest daily figure, 80, since the index case was detected in the state.