The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
The public health agency also registered six COVID-19 additional deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,891.
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The centre noted that the new infections were registered across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It said that Lagos State registered 259 infections, followed by Osun with 45, Edo, 38; and Ogun with 35 infections.
The FCT confirmed 33 cases of the virus, Anambra had 26, Imo and Ondo confirmed 24 cases each, Akwa Ibom and Plateau had 20 cases each, Abia and Kaduna recorded 19 cases each and Ebonyi had 17 cases.
According to the centre, the number of people who have recovered and discharged on Thursday increased by 881, including 236 community recoveries in Lagos State and 79 in Imo, managed in line with its guidelines.
NCDC added that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 20,863 in the last 24 hours.
It stated that 1,489,103 people were tested since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.