Nigeria has recorded 684 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 23,298.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday through its official Twitter handle said the 684 new confirmed cases were from 19 states, with five deaths as at June 26.

It added that Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 259 new cases followed by Oyo state with 79 new infections, while Katsina state has 69 cases, Delta 66, Rivers 46, Ogun 23, Edo 22, Osun 22, Ebonyi-21 and FCT has 20 cases, while Kaduna state recorded 16 cases, Ondo has 10, Imo and Abia states have 9 cases each, Gombe 5, Plateau and Bauchi states have 4 cases each Ekiti 2 and Anambra 1 case.

The Centre also explained that till date, 23,298 cases had been confirmed, with 14,491 active cases; 8,253 treated and discharged cases; 125,090 samples collected, and 554 deaths recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It added that it recognised the need to pay closer attention to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions as they were most vulnerable.