Nigeria, July 28 -- Nigeria, on Tuesday, recorded its highest daily COVID-19 infection figure in more than four months.

The country recorded 404 new cases, smashing the previous high figure of 317 which was reported on July 24 as the highest daily record in four months.

This is according to an update posted on Tuesday morning on the official Facebook page of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The new figure, which is now the biggest daily increase in the country since March 4 when 708 cases were recorded, raised the total infections in the country to 171,728.

After months of low numbers, Nigeria's coronavirus cases have been on the rise in the past two weeks shortly after the discovery of the much dreaded Delta variant of ...