Nigeria COVID-19 infections near 32,000
Nigeria recorded 664 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 31,987, even as the death toll climbs to 724.
This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC tally releases on Saturday night.
According to the agency, the new infections were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Nigeria’s epicentre of the COVID-19, Lagos maintained the lead with a total of 224 new infections, followed by the FCT with 105 and Edo with 85 new cases.
Other states include Ondo with 64 new cases, Kaduna with 32, Imo with 27, Osun with 19, Plateau, Oyo and Ogun with 17 each, Rivers with 14, Delta with 11, Adamawa with 10, Enugu with seven, Nassarawa with six, while three cases each were recorded in Gombe Abia and Ekiti states.
The NCDC also noted that 13,103 persons have recovered from the virus and have been discharged while the death toll in the country now stands at 724.