The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria has exceeded the 36,000 mark.
This follows the confirmation of 653 new infections by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – the health agency saddled with such responsibility in the country.
Giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in a late-night tweet on Saturday, the agency revealed that the new cases were reported across 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria to 36,107 out of the over 200,000 samples tested.
On the positive note, 305 more recovered patients were discharged from various isolation centres after they were successfully treated but six new death were recorded.
Nigeria now has 14,938 recovered cases of COVID-19 with the death toll still at 778.