The coronavirus death toll in Lagos rose to 59 on Monday as nine COVID-19 related deaths were reported in a day by the State.
Akin Abayomi, the Lagos health commissioner who posted the update on his Twitter account, wrote that nine new deaths had been recorded.
This is the highest death rate for COVID-19 to be recorded by the state in one day.
“Nine COVID-19 related deaths were recorded bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 59,” the commissioner wrote.
Mr Abayomi said on Sunday 188 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Lagos, taking the total confirmed cases to 4959.
As of Monday the total number of patients discharged is 875.
Nigeria on Sunday reported 307 new cases of COVID-19 infection, taking the total cases to 10,162.
The country also recorded 3,007 recoveries from the infection, and 287 deaths.
Despite the rising number of positive cases, the federal and state governments have made several steps to ease the lockdowns previously placed on some parts of the country to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Presidential Task Force also announced on Monday that religious centers will be allowed to open their doors to members from June 2-29, which will be subject to state government review.