The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 645 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 151,553.
The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has tested 1,441,013 people since COVID-19 index case was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.
The NCDC registered 18 COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, raising the total fatalities in Nigeria to 1,831.
The health agency announced that the 645 new infections were reported from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The agency said that Lagos State took the lead with 282 cases, Ogun had 72, the FCT reported 50, while Kaduna, Osun, and Imo reported 33, 24, and 23 cases, respectively.
Other states with new infections are Abia (21), Borno (18), Oyo (17), Edo (15), Nasarawa (15), Taraba (14), Ekiti (11), Ondo (11), Plateau (11), Kano (10), Rivers seven, Delta five, Bauchi, three and Jigawa, three.
The NCDC also disclosed that 505 COVID-19 have recovered from the ailment at the various isolation centres in the last 24 hours.
It also noted that those discharged included 222 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with set guidelines.
The health agency stated that the country has recorded 128,005 recoveries since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.
It said that there were now 21,668 active cases across the country in the last 24 hours.
Salisu Garba resigns as FCT CJ, takes over as NJI Administrator
BBNaija S6: Boma emerges HoH for second week
Toke Makinwa to host first ever BBNaija highlights on Showmax Tuesdays, Saturdays
Lawmaker blames ASUU over quality of education in Nigeria
Olympic: Canada stun US to set up women’s football final with Sweden
UNIBEN announces resumption dates for 2020/2021 academic session
Strike: NARD vows to resist FG’s no-work-no-pay directive
US, Russia clash over embassy staffing despite talks
Sound Sultan: 18 things to know about throat cancer
Court acquits ex-NBA President of N1.4bn fraud charge
Igboho, Kanu: Who is naive now? BY Adekunle Ade-Adeleye
Expertise in household chores doesn’t make better wives – Blessing Okoro
Nigerians blast American rapper, Bia, for saying she doesn’t know Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido
VIDEO: Angry indigene calls out road contractor over substandard road project in Edo
Mourinho tells Ozil his girlfriend slept with everyone at Inter, Milan – Perez audio leaks
Naira Marley’s signee, Zinoleesky acquires brand new car
VIDEO: Will I remain single if someone sweeps over my feet with a broom?
VIDEO: Gani Adams rallies Benin Republic monarchs for Sunday Igboho
FIDIO: Ǹjẹ́ Gbogbo Akitiyan Ìjọba Láti Mú Ẹ̀yìn Olóyè Sunday Ìgbòho Balẹ̀ Yìí Tọ́ Àbí Kò Tọ́?
VIDEO: Pastor Tunde Bakare declares National Movement
VIDEO: CCTV footage of nine-year-old suspect setting Prince Ebeano supermarket in Abuja on fire
VIDEO: Bandits release 28 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School
VIDEO: Ladipo Market traders clash with security operatives
VIDEO: I passed through a lot in Oman, assaulted, owed wages, drugged and deported – Funmilayo Fehintola
Sports24 hours ago
French Super Cup: Lille beat Paris-Saint Germain 1-0
News14 hours ago
COVID-19: NCDC announces 407 new infections as doctors strike begins
Sports15 hours ago
Olympics: D’Tigress crash out after defeat to Japan
News15 hours ago
NNPC earns N2.129trn from petroleum sales
Sports15 hours ago
Lionel Messi ‘banned’ from Barcelona training – Report
News10 hours ago
Uzodinma recalls Attorney general three months after sack
Sports8 hours ago
Netherlands’ Hassan clinches women’s Olympics 5000m gold
Metro10 hours ago
Police rescue abducted wife of Benue’s commissioner, kill three