The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease has risen to 36,107 in Nigeria with a total if 653 new infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.
Making an update Saturday night via its twitter handle the agency announced that 778 deaths have so far been recorded in the country, while 14,938 patients have been discharged after testing negative to the virus.
Lagos recorded 115 new cases, Kwara-85, Enugu-80, FCT-78, Rivers-36, Ondo-35, Oyo-30, Katsina-28, Kaduna-19, Abia-19, Nasarawa-18, Plateau-17 and Imo-16. Other states are: Ogun-9, Ebonyi-9, Benue-9, Kano-9, Delta-8, Bauchi-7, Ekiti-6, Gombe-4, Bayelsa-4, Adamawa-4, Osun-4, Cross River-1, Yobe-1, Borno-1 and Zamfara-1.
The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours. The biggest increases reported were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report.
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has hit 600,435, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has hit 14.2 million, while more than 7.9 million people have recovered.