The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 393 new cases of the novel Coronavirus in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The new figure represents a 57 percent increase from that of Sunday.
The agency, in a statement for September 20, 2021, said the FCT topped the list of infections with 121 new cases, followed by Lagos with 86 cases, and Edo with 70.
Other states that recorded new infections are Delta (30), Rivers (24), Plateau (16), Benue (11), Cross River (10), Abia (8), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Bauchi (3), Kano (3), Adamawa (2) and Taraba (1).
According to the NCDC, the report for Monday includes a backlog of one confirmed case for Taraba state on September 18.
The agency said 338 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from the infection.
It also said six persons died from COVID19 complications, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,661.
To date, 202,191 cases of COVID19 have been confirmed while 290,901 recoveries have been made across the country.