Nigeria recorded 593 new COVID-19 cases in the country, with Plateau state leading with 186 new infections.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle. It also noted that four deaths were recorded in the country.

The centre said 50,488 cases have been confirmed, with 37,304 discharged, while 985 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT till date.

It also noted that the new cases were reported from 16 states with Plateau state having 186 case, followed by Lagos with 172; FCT 62; Oyo 27; Delta 25; Rivers state has 20 cases while Ondo has 19; Edo 18; Kaduna 17; Enugu 12; Akwa-Ibom 10; Ogun 7; Abia and Gombe states have 6 cases each while Kano and Osun states have 3 cases each.

The NCDC however, warned Nigerians to disregard any message that said they were beneficiaries of COVID-19 fund or that their bank accounts had been credited by the agency. It also said that it is not sending letters of employment and would never request for payment in return for employment offer.