Lagos State, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oyo, Kaduna, Ondo and Kano have taken the latest number of COVID-19 infections in the country to a high 300 cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that Lagos recorded the highest number of 255 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 64,090 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 59,910 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the deaths now stand at 1,154.
Coronavirus cases have risen over the last few months in several regions of the world and infections worldwide have exceeded 50 million.
As of Sunday, more than 50 million of COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 32.8 million of those listed as recovered, according to a coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 1.2 million, the U.S.-based university reported.
Africa has reportedly seen more than 1.8 million confirmed infections and more than 44,000 deaths. South Africa, according to a CBC report, leads the continent on both counts, with more than 735,000 infections and more than 19,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The rest of the world does not fare better, in Europe, Greek health authorities announced 1,914 new cases and the country was placed on lockdown Saturday.
In Asia, India has reported 45,674 new coronavirus infections, with the capital coping with a sharp surge of nearly 7,000 cases a day this past week.
In the Americas, the US has set another record for new cases with more than 126,000 positive cases, and also saw more than 1,000 deaths. It marked the fourth day in a row that new cases topped more than 100,000 as the country has broken its own record for daily cases with nearly every passing day this week.