Nigeria records 653 new COVID-19 cases
Nigeria recorded 653 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.
According to the health agency, they also recorded six deaths on Saturday, bringing the fatality from the virus to 778.
The total number of people who have contracted the virus in Nigeria has now risen to 36,107
out of which 14,938 people have recovered and have been discharged.
The NCDC also provided details of the new cases, which show Lagos recording 115 fresh cases, followed by Kwara with 85.
“653 fresh cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Zamfara-1,” the agency wrote on Twitter.
Lagos remains the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria with over a third (13,341) of the total cases.
While Nigeria continues to record fresh cases in hundreds, daily, the country is opening
it’s economy more while citizens continue to disobey the government’s directives on social distancing and use of face masks in public.
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