Nigeria Records 1,598 More COVID-19 Cases, Seven Deaths
Nigeria has recorded 1,598 more COVID-19 cases and seven deaths.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Saturday night via its Twitter handle.
According to the health agency, Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus with 461 new cases, trailed closely by the FCT with 206 cases.
The other states whose fresh infections crossed 100 include Plateau – 197, Rivers – 168, Kaduna – 116.
Others include Anambra – 53 Ogun – 49, Ebonyi 47, Edo – 42, Sokoto – 32, Imo and Katsina – 31, Oyo – 30, Akwa Ibom – 27, Delta and Kano – 16, Abia and Niger – 15.
States with fewer cases are Ondo – 11, Bayelsa – 10, Borno – 9, Kebbi – 8, Ekiti – 7 and Jigawa recording just 1 case.
With 1,598 new cases, the total tally of coronavirus infections in the country increased to 108,943.
The seven new deaths raised the number of deaths across the country to 1,420 in total.
Over time, 85,367 people have recovered from the COVID-19.
COVID-19 Deaths Exceed Two Million
Meanwhile, the total confirmed deaths across the world have crossed two million since the virus first emerged in China in 2019.
In total, more than 93 million cases of the virus have been confirmed globally with Europe being the continent where the health crisis has proved most deadly, with over 600,000 fatalities to date.
The grim milestone comes as countries around the globe battle rising infections, despite the gradual rollout of vaccination campaigns.
Latin America and the Caribbean have recorded over 500,000 deaths, while the United States and Canada have counted more than 400,000.
The individual countries that have suffered the highest death tolls are the United States with over 350,000, Brazil with over 200,000, India with over 150,000, Mexico with more than 135,000, Britain with over 85,000 and Italy with over 80,000 fatalities.