Nigeria on Tuesday recorded sixteen, 16, COVID-19 deaths in the country.
The new figure is the highest COVID-19 related death recorded since its first index case in February.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Monday confirmed a total of 232 COVID-19 deaths.
However, it jumped to 249 deaths on Tuesday.
The agency while confirming 276 new cases said, “8344 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
“Discharged: 2385. Deaths: 249.”