As 779 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria, the number of confirmed cases has reached 24,077 with Lagos alone accounting for 10,026.
The number of states that have confirmed at least 1,000 cases has also increased with the the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) confirming 1,736 cases, Oyo State overtaking Kano for third place with 135 cases, Kano State at 1,195 and Rivers State with 1,050 cases.
Edo State is also approaching the 1,000 case- mark with 933 total confirmed cases.
The numbers coming from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its Saturday update put Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus disease at 558 and the number of discharged patients at 8,525.
The update showed Lagos to have recorded 285 new cases of COVID-19, Rivers had 68, both the FCT and Edo reporting 60 new cases each and Enugu State recording 56 cases.
Delta State had 47 new cases, Ebonyi State reported 42, Oyo State had 41, Kaduna State recorded 19, Ogun State had 18, Ondo State reported 16, Imo State had 12, Sokoto State recorded 11, Borno State had nine and Nasarawa State reportedg eight new cases.
Abia, Gombe and Kebbi states had five new cases each, Kano State had four, Yobe and Ekiti states had three while Osun State had two new cases.