779 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Nigeria, Total Infections Now 24,077

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Nigeria on Saturday recorded 779 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bring its total infections to 24,077.

This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in a tweet via its official handle.

Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections in February.

Nigeria is currently undergoing a second phase of a re-opening after weeks of lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.

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However, the number of cases has continued to increase as the country’s testing capacity is being ramped up.

Aee affected states below:

Lagos-285
Rivers-68
FCT-60
Edo-60
Enugu-56
Delta-47
Ebonyi-42
Oyo-41
Kaduna-19
Ogun-18
Ondo-16
Imo-12
Sokoto-11
Borno-9
Nasarawa-8
Abia-5
Gombe-5
Kebbi-5
Kano-4
Yobe-3
Ekiti-3
Osun-2

24,077 confirmed
8,625 discharged
558 deaths

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