Nigeria records 1,143 new cases, 13 deaths

Nigeria recorded 1,143 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

The country also recorded 13 deaths from the virus on Saturday Deaths in the last 48 hours until 37.

Saturday’s numbers point to a significant decrease from Friday’s 24 deaths, Nigeria’s second highest daily death toll.

The latest number brought the death toll in Nigeria to a total of 1,747.

The total number of coronavirus infections registered in Nigeria is now 145,664.

Nigeria recorded its highest daily death toll of 27 on January 30, overturning the previous record of 23 deaths on January 15.


The 1,143 new cases were reported from 20 states – Lagos (319), FCT (157), Kwara (90), Oyo (74), Enugu (72), Nasarawa (69), Imo (58), Osun (51), Gombe (49), Kaduna (31), Edo (23), Katsina (23), Kebbi (23), Ogun (22), Kano (19), Rivers (19), Ebonyi (18), Plateau (14), Delta (7) and Ekiti (5).

Lagos had the highest number on Friday with 319 new cases, followed by FCT and Kwara with 157 and 90 infections, respectively.

Of the more than 145,000 new cases nationwide, a total of 120,399 patients have recovered.

Almost 25,000 patients are now being treated in isolation centers.

Nigeria has carried out over 1.3 million tests since the pandemic broke out in February last year.

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