Nigeria on Thursday reported 864 new coronavirus infections from 24 states across the country, according to health officials.

The new daily figure indicated a significant decrease from the 1,861 infections reported on Wednesday.

Thursday’s relatively low figure occurred because no data was included from Lagos, the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria, which on Wednesday recorded almost half of the day’s total.

No reason was given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the non-inclusion of data from Lagos.

A similar situation occurred last Friday when no data was included from Lagos and no reason was given for the situation.

However, in the past, some states that normally record new daily cases, such as Kano, did not record a new case on particular days because no test was carried out on those days, largely due to lack of reagents or workers protest.

Lagos, however, remains the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with over a third of the total infections.

Over 46,000 infections and nearly 300 deaths have been recorded in the commercial city.

Meanwhile, Thursdays’ 864 new cases raised Nigeria’s infection tally to 127,024 in total.