Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 21 deaths from COVID-19, one of its highest daily fatality figures.

With Tuesday’s figure, the total fatalities from the virus in the country is now 1,694.

Meanwhile, the country also recorded 1,056 new cases on Tuesday.

This is according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday night.

The 1,056 new cases indicated a significant increase from the 643 new cases recorded in the previous 24 hours.

Tuesday’s tally, found in 22 states, raised the infection toll to 141,447 in total.

Nigeria’s daily COVID-19 infections have averaged over 1,000 since the beginning of this year, indicating how fast the disease has spread compared to when the country recorded its first case of the virus in February last year.