The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement via its twitter handle.
The NCDC reported that 133 of the new cases were found in Lagos, 34 in Oyo, 28 in Edo, 22 in the FCT, six in Plateau, five in Kaduna, three each in Borno and Niger, and two each in Kwara, Bauchi, Anambra, and Enugu.
265 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 23, 2020
The number of deaths remained unchanged at 221 from Friday but the figures for successfully treated patients increased to 2,174.
Since the outbreak first emerged in China in December, 5,260,970 cases have been recorded across 196 countries and territories, with 339,758 deaths attributed to the virus.
The latest figures mean recorded cases worldwide have doubled in a month, with 250,000 new cases recorded in less than three days.
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