Eight additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 665 fresh cases reported across 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria on Saturday.
This was disclosed in an update shared on the Facebook page of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night.
The data indicates that Nigeria’s total infection from the pandemic currently stands at 181,962 while the fatality toll increased to 2,219 from 2,211 reported a day earlier.
According to the health agency, a total of 12,917 Nigerians are currently down with the disease nationwide while multitude are being managed at designated healthcare facilities.
The update by the NCDC indicated that more than half of the new cases reported on Saturday in Nigeria were recorded in Lagos State.
Lagos recorded 369 out of the 665 infections. Anambra State came second with 68 new cases while Oyo State accounted for 63 with Kwara and Rivers State reporting 28 and 26 cases respectively.
Edo and Delta states also reported 21 and 7 new Infections respectively while Ekiti State registered 15 and Ondo State reported 13.
The FCT and Ogun State recorded three infections each while Gombe reported one.
Nigeria has tested over 2.5 million samples from its roughly 200 million people.
The NCDC said about 166,826 of the over 181,000 total infections in Nigeria have recovered after treatment.