Delta state delivered a single-day record of 166 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as Nigeria also recorded its highest daily rate of 790 cases.
The oil-rich state seized control of the daily leaderboard, from the usual leader Lagos, which recorded 120 cases.
Delta has been in the news in recent days, with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife and daughter announcing they had contracted the virus.
Several cabinet members have also been hit.
With today’s figure released by NCDC , the state moved from 7th to the 6th in cumulative cases.
It has a total of 1,131 cases, while Rivers, which is now 7th, has 1,088 cases.
Nigeria has also seen its caseload increased from 25,694 on Tuesday to 26, 484.
The death toll increased by 13 new deaths from 590 to 603.
The discharged also increased from 9,746 to 10,152.
Here is the breakdown of the new figure: