Nigeria on Sunday night recorded 322 fresh COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this on its Twitter handle, said the cases were recorded in 17 states of the federation and Abuja.
It added that five persons died from complications resulting from the virus on Sunday.
Consequently, the number of COVID-19fatalities increased from 997 to 1,002.
Also, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 52,227.
Meanwhile, 38,945 patients have been discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as at Sunday night.
The breakdown of the figure on a state-by-state basis revealed the following: Lagos (130), Bauchi (36), FCT (25), Edo (17), Bayelsa (14), Ogun (14), Oyo (14), Anambra (13) and, Kaduna (12).
Others are – Ondo (11), Abia (10), Osun (6), Plateau (5), Kwara (5), Kano (4), Ebonyi (3), Sokoto (2) and, Borno (1).
The NCDC said: “52,227 cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“Discharged: 38,945 AND Deaths: 1,002.”