As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released in a late-night tweet that Lagos recorded the highest infections, as COVID-19 in Nigeria increase to 18,480.
The record shows that Lagos State had the highest number of infections for the day with 280 cases and is followed by Oyo and Ebonyi states with 103 and 72 cases respectively.
The health agency said other states with infections for the day include: FCT (60); Imo (46); Edo (34); Delta (33); Rivers (25); Kaduna (23); Ondo (16); Katsina (12); Kano (10); Bauchi (8); and Borno (7).
Other states with fresh infections are Kwara (5); Gombe (4); Sokoto (2); Enugu (2); Yobe (1) Osun (1); Nasarawa (1).
A further breakdown of the figures showed that the West African country now has 18,480 cases of the virus with 6307 persons discharged.
745 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
475 deaths pic.twitter.com/7nIkvEarwv
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 18, 2020