The new figure brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 155,657.
The health agency made the announcement yesterday night while giving the daily report on its official website.
According to the report, about five persons died in the last 24 hours due to the COVID-19 complications.
The report reads: “240 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
“Our discharges today includes 170 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines”.