The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday reported 27 coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus in Nigeria to 1,577.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday.
The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the country’s total case load to 128,674.
It stated that the new COVID-19 cases were reported in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The agency noted that Lagos, the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria, registered the highest number of new cases with 408 infections.
So far, Lagos has recorded a total of 47,879 infections, 39,571 recoveries and 311 deaths as of Jan. 29.