The 162 new cases is a little higher than the 156 cases posted by the nation on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 infections to 54,905.
Lagos, which had consistently recorded a decline in infections has begun to see a little rise in cases since Thursday.
So far, 42,922 survivors have been discharged and 1,054 deaths recorded.
On Thursday, Lagos raked in 36 cases, but it moved up on Friday to 53 cases.
But there is still a decline in infections in the country despite a little upward push.
On Friday, only Lagos (53), Gombe (21), Oyo (19), Delta (12), Ondo (11) and Plateau (10) recorded two digit cases while the remaining nine states with infections has only one digit cases.
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