By Abba Gwale
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that Nigeria has on Saturday, recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19, making it the lowest single-day count of 2021.
The latest positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
Lagos, the state worst hit by the pandemic in Nigeria, topped the list with 70 fresh infections, followed by Kaduna with 22 new cases, and Abia with 20.
Other states that recorded new cases are Edo (18), Kano (10), Akwa Ibom (9) Rivers (7), FCT (7) Borno (6) Bauchi (5), Osun (5), Oyo (5), Plateau (3), Ekiti (3), Niger (2), Ogun (2) and Zamfara (1).
Nigeria recorded 620 new recoveries, increasing the country’s total number of discharged patients to 137,645.
The NCDC said 282 of the discharged patients are “community recoveries in Lagos state managed in line with guidelines”.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases stands at 158,237.
The NCDC said 10 persons died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday, bringing the total casualty figure to 1,964.
Currently, there are 18,628 active cases of COVID-19 across the country.