The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has registered 397 new COVID-19 infections in the country.
The agency also disclosed that the country has recorded 10 more deaths from the viral pandemic.
The NCDC disclosed this on its website on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the country has so far tested 932,327 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on February 27.
The public health agency said that the new infections were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory which brought the country’s total number of infected people to 84,811.
The NCDC also stated that there were 12,126 active cases across the country.
The agency added that deaths as a result of COVID-19 related complications had increased by 10, while 323 patients across the country had been discharged after testing negative for the virus.
“Our discharges today (Monday) include 152 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with the guidelines,” it stated.
The NCDC said that 144 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 83 in Plateau, 48 in Kaduna, 36 in Adamawa and 22 in Rivers.
While Oyo reported 16 cases; Kebbi reported 10 cases while Nasarawa and Sokoto reported seven cases each.
Five cases each were confirmed in the FCT and Kano; four in Edo and Jigawa had three.
Ogun and Akwa Ibom state had two cases each while Niger, Bauchi and Zamfara reported one each.
It stated that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level Three, continued to coordinate the national response activities.
The NCDC stated that till date, 84,811 cases have been confirmed, 71,357, discharged and 1,264 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.
The health agency noted that it was important for parents to also encourage their children and to wash their hands frequently with soap water, wear face masks in public and avoid large gatherings to reduce the spread of the virus.
“Young people account for over 50 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. They have a role to play in reducing the risk of spread,” it said.
Meanwhile, the NCDC advised Nigerians to stay at home if they felt unwell and call their state`s helpline to get tested.
“Do not mingle with others if you have symptoms such as fever, cough or sudden loss of sense of taste or smell,” it advised.