The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 240 infections were lower than 341 registered on Saturday, Feb. 27 in the country.
The Nigeria public health agency said that the 240 new cases were reported from 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The other states with new infections were Kwara-nine, FCT-eight, Kano-seven, Abia-six, Borno-four, Edo-two, Bayelsa-tw, Kaduna-two and Rivers-one.
The NCDC said that the number of people who had recuperated from coronavirus moved up to 133,768, with 512 new discharges in the last 24 hours.
“Our discharges today include 170 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with guidelines,” it noted.
The agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.
NAN recalls that the country has tested 1,489,103 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020. (NAN)