Nigeria records 438 new Covid-19 cases


Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases closed in on 40,000 on Saturday after the country recorded 438 new infections.

This brings the country’s Coronavirus tally to 39,977 as at Saturday midnight.

A breakdown of the new cases, confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control, shows that Lagos recorded 123 new cases with Kaduna State trailing it with 50 cases.

Rivers State saw its infections rise by 40, Edo 37, Adamawa 25, and Oyo 20. Nasarawa State recorded 16 cases, while Osun and Enugu states recorded 15 cases each.

There were 14 new infections in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, 13 each in Ekiti and Ondo states, 11 in Ebonyi, 10 in Katsina, nine in Abia, eight in Delta, and four in Kwara.

Ogun, Cross River, Kano, and Bauchi states confirmed three more cases each, Yobe two, while Sokoto and Niger states had a case each.

The number of recovered patients also increased to 16,948, pushing the number of active cases down to 22,173.

Sadly, eleven deaths were recorded on Saturday to bring the fatality toll to 856.

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