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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Active Cases Surpass 7,600




The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has increased to 7,657, with 31 confirmed additional cases.


The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday.

Recall that Nigeria’s active cases went up from 7,637 on Friday.

The NCDC noted that the new figure of 31 had raised the total number of infections in the country to 166,285.

The public health agency said that the new COVID-19 infections were registered in five states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“The country’s count of new COVID-19 daily cases dropped below 50, with the 31 new confirmed cases.

“Saturday’s case count is lower than Friday’s case count, which saw 63 new infections.

“Fifteen cases were recorded in Lagos, 5 in Gombe, 4 in Akwa-Ibom, 3 in FCT and 2 cases each in Kaduna and Kwara States.

”There were no cases in Bauchi, Ekiti, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, and Sokoto States,” it stated.

NCDC said that death toll in the country still stands at 2,071, as no death related to the disease was recorded.

It said that 156,557 people had recovered from COVID-19, adding that the figure is about 94.15 per cent of known cases.

NCDC added that resolved cases increased by 11 in the past 24 hours, adding that there were more new cases than resolved cases on Saturday