Nigeria recorded 443 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number now to 45,687.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday, noting that six more persons have died from the disease.

According to the Centre, till date, 45,687 cases have been confirmed, 32,637 cases have been discharged, and 936 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The health agency explained that the 443 new cases were reported from 19 states, with Plateau recording 103; Lagos 70 and the FCT 60.

Others are Ondo 35; Edo 27; Rivers 27; Kaduna state has 20 cases; Osun 19 while  Borno and Oyo states have 18 cases each; Kwara has 11; Adamawa 9; Nasarawa 7; while Gombe 6; Bayelsa and Imo states have 4 cases each; Bauchi and Ogun have 2 case each and Kano has 1 case.

NCDC has also joined the global movement to commemorate the World Mask Week, by sensitising all citizens to the need to wear face mask.

The week aims to reinforce the importance of wearing a face mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19.