The agency noted that with 250 people testing positive for the virus on Tuesday, the country’s COVID-19 tally jumped to 252,678.
It said that the number of people who had recuperated from the disease surged to 227,491, after 487 patients were discharged on Tuesday.
According to the public health agency, Lagos State, which has contributed more to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, recorded 122 cases.
The NCDC noted that the 122 cases reported in Lagos state included additional 90 backlogs from January 20 – 23.
It said that Gombe, FCT, Kaduna and Borno recorded 44, 20, 19 and 16 infections respectively.
Also, Delta and Ondo reported seven cases each, while Rivers had six cases, as Jigawa and Oyo reported three cases each.
Bauchi, Kano and Ogun reported one case each.
The agency added that zero cases were reported from Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, and Zamfara.