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Nigeria on Saturday confirmed a total of 1,064 COVID-19 cases. The new cases were confirmed in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This is according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Saturday night which also logged 13 deaths from the disease in the country.

According to the NCDC, while the nation’s total infection figure now stands at 186,635, the 13 deaths recorded increased the fatality figure to 2,260.


But Saturday’s tally, NCDC noted, also included data from Lagos for both Friday and Saturday while the figure from Benue State also comprises backlogs of records from July 27 to 31.

The disease centre also added that the number of active coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 16,055 from less than

Based on the NCDC update, the combined data from Lagos State increased the state’s share of Saturday’s infection toll to 776 while Rivers, again, followed with 143 cases.

However, Ekiti State, one of the country’s smallest states, has continued to feature conspicuously on the infection chart, especially since the Delta variant of the pandemic was confirmed in Nigeria.

The state, again, ranked third in the latest infection figure with 49 cases. It is followed by Kwara, a state in the North-central region, with 33 cases while Ogun State recorded 21 cases and Benue 18.

Oyo State followed with 13 cases; FCT, five; Osun State, four, while Yobe State in the North-east region recorded two cases.

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