Via its Twitter handle, the NCDC said the new infections were recorded in 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“On March 18, 135 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
“The new cases are reported from 16 states, Lagos (41), Imo (20), Ogun (14), FCT (10), Kebbi (11), Rivers (10), Akwa Ibom (eight), and Plateau (four).
“’ Ebonyi (three), Kaduna (three), Kano (three), Osun (three), Oyo (two), Ekiti (one), Gombe (one), and Nasarawa (one).
“Till date, 161,409 cases have been confirmed, 146,890 cases have been discharged and 2,027 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT,” it said.
There have been recorded improvements as new positive cases have declined from 2,314 on Jan. 22 to 135 as of March 18.