The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed 226 new COVID-19 cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle.
A total of 6,401 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT.
Although the NCDC has conducted a few tests in Kogi and Cross River, both states are yet to record any case.
Only one fatality was recorded – Nigeria’s lowest death toll in the month of May – while the number of discharged patients increased from 1,644 to 1,734.
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Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, had said a large percentage of those who died were managed in their homes.
Speaking at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, he said some of the fatalities developed complications as a result of underlying medical conditions.
“Not only are most fatalities observed to be linked with pre-existing diseases, many of them are educated well-to-do people, who chose home-based care where complications suddenly developed and they have to be rushed to the hospital,” Ehanire had said.