Nigeria on Thursday night recorded 481 fresh COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which confirmed this on its Twitter handle, said the fresh cases were recorded in 14 states of the federation and Abuja.
It added that five people died from complications resulting from the virus on Thursday.
Consequently, the number of COVID-19 fatalities increased from 873 to 878.
Also, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 42,689.
Meanwhile, 19,270 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Thursday night.
The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: