The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed the recent cases of COVID-19 in a post on its Twitter page.
This is the highest number of COVID-19 recorded in a single day in Nigeria.
Lagos, the most hit State by the coronavirus pandemic, recorded 378 new cases, while FCT had 52.
The tweet read: “553 new cases of #COVID19;
“9855 cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 2856, Deaths: 273.”