The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, announced 708 new COVID-19 cases.
It takes the total number of infected people in the country to 157,671.
The additional 708 new cases make it the first time since February 26, 2021, that daily counts had surpassed 500.
The NCDC also registered 12 COVID-19 related deaths, raising the total fatalities to 1,951.
The health agency stated that the new infections were registered in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory in the last 24 hours.
According to it, Adamawa recorded 180 new infections, Lagos confirmed 141, Ondo reported 60 and Anambra 54 cases.
Rivers-41, Taraba-33, Edo-30, Abia-22, Kaduna-22, FCT-21, Akwa Ibom-20, Kano-20, Plateau-11, Ekiti-10, Kebbi-10, Nasarawa-10, Bayelsa-seven Ogun-five, Osun-five, Oyo-five and Gombe-one.