Nigeria update: COVID-19 cases jump, death toll hits 2,590 - P.M. News

Nigeria update: COVID-19 cases jump, death toll hits 2,590

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Nigeria records 547 new COVID-19 cases – NCDC

By Abujah Racheal/Abuja

Nigeria on Saturday recorded two new COVID-19 deaths, along with 547 fresh cases from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

On Friday, 466 cases were reported.

The NCDC said Nigeria’s total number of infections now stands at 198, 786, while the death toll is 2,590.

The number of discharged is 186,168.

Active covid-19 cases stand at 10,038. Lagos has 3,591 of the cases.

On Saturday, Lagos logged the highest daily tally of 110, followed by Oyo with 72.

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Rivers reported 56 cases and Anambra 50.

“Today’s report includes: Confirmed 31 cases for Delta are backlogs for August, 2021 and 17 for Sept. 11, 2021.

Confirmed 50 cases for Anambra are backlogs from July to Sept. 11, 2021,” it stated.

So far, 2,884,034 samples have been tested countrywide.

Here is the breakdown for Saturday:

Lagos-110
Oyo-72
Rivers-56
Anambra-50
Osun-49
Delta-48
FCT-42
Ekiti-29
Akwa Ibom-26
Abia-19
Kano-16
Edo-10
Benue-7
Ogun-6
Kaduna-5
Bayelsa-2
198,786 confirmed
185,075 discharged
2,590 deaths