Nigeria’s death toll from COVID-19 is now 506, with the new 19 deaths reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday.
The country also recorded 661 new infections, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the disease to 19,808, just 192 cases shy of 20,000.
However, the NCDC also reported that a total of 6,718 patients have now recovered fully and discharged from the treatment centres since the pandemic reached Nigeria on February 27.
The latest update shows Lagos State leading with 230 new infections, and Rivers State following with 127.
Delta State, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Oyo State came next with 83, 60 and 51 new infections respectively.
Edo State had 31 new cases, Kaduna State reported 25, Plateau State had 13 while Ondo and Nasarawa states followed with six and three new cases respectively.
Ekiti and Kano states had two new cases each and Borno State recorded only one new case.