Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 28,167 Saturday night following 603 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.
Lagos recorded 135 of the 603 cases, followed by Edo with 87, FCT with 73 and Rivers 67.
The rest are: Delta-62, Ogun-47, Kaduna-20, Plateau-19, Osun-17, Ondo-16, Enugu-15, Oyo-15, Borno-13, Niger-6, Nasarawa-4, Kebbi-3, Kano-2, Sokoto-1 and Abia-1
The total confirmed cases so far in Nigeria now stands at 28,167 of which 11,462 have been discharged.
The infection has however claimed 634 lives.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after the medications failed to reduce mortality. WHO also reported more than 212,000 new coronavirus cases – the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.
Worldwide cases have reached 11.23 million while 6.04 million patients have recovered, according to the latest Johns Hopkins University tally. The number of deaths worldwide hit more than 530,000.