The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the latest figure of 298 in a late-night tweet on Sunday, August 16.
The health agency explained that the new infections were reported in 16 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is now 49,068 as the country recorded 298 new infections.
Plateau according to NCDC recorded the highest number of new cases followed by Kaduna.
Below are the states that recorded new cases of COVID-19:
The NCDC stated that the total number of confirmed cases now stands at 49,068, with 36,497 patients discharged and 975 deaths.