Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 745 new COVID-19 cases in the country.
The agency made the announcement on Thursday night.
Lagos recorded 280 new cases, while the Oyo State confirmed 103 new cases while Ebonyi State had 72 new cases.
The health agency said other states with infections for the day include: FCT (60); Imo (46); Edo (34); Delta (33); Rivers (25); Kaduna (23); Ondo (16); Katsina (12); Kano (10); Bauchi (8); and Borno (7)
Others are Kwara (5); Gombe (4); Sokoto (2); Enugu (2); Yobe (1) Osun (1); Nasarawa (1).
A total of 18,480 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in 35 states and the FCT, out of which 475 deaths have occurred.
Meanwhile, a total of 6,307 have recovered from the virus.
745 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
475 deaths pic.twitter.com/7nIkvEarwv
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 18, 2020
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 450,386 people since the outbreak began in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP as of 1900 GMT on Thursday.
At least 8,410,400 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 3,866,200 are considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.