Nigeria Records 112 New Coronavirus Infections, No New Case in Lagos


Nigeria did not record a single death from the virus on Saturday.

Nigeria recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number of infections in the nation to 64,996.

As Nigeria did not record a single death from the virus on Saturday, the total fatalities in the country remain 1,163.

This is according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night.

None of the 112 new cases which were recorded in 15 states were found in Lagos. This is the first time the commercial city, Nigeria’s coronavirus epicenter with over 22,000 cases, a third of the country’s total, would not report a single daily case in many weeks.

Meanwhile, more recoveries were recorded even as fears of an imminent and more devastating second wave of infection gains momentum.

Of the nearly 65,000 total, about 61,029 persons have been discharged from hospitals, after treatment, while nearly 4,000 active cases remain in the country.

The 112 new cases were reported from 15 states: FCT (27), Oyo (27), Bayelsa (9), Rivers (9), Delta (7), Edo (5), Kaduna (5), Ogun (5), Anambra (3), Katsina (3), Ondo (3), Osun (3), Plateau (3), Niger (2), and Kano (1).

Abuja, Nigeria’s capital and the second-most impacted city with a total of over 6,000 cases, and Oyo State came tops in Saturday’s tally with 27 infections each.

With the latest numbers, the total cases in Lagos remains 22,268, followed by Abuja (6,371), Plateau (3,719), Oyo (3,617), Rivers (2,914), Kaduna (2,762), Edo (2,685), Ogun (2,099), Delta (1,823), Kano (1,760), Ondo (1,720), Enugu (1,332), Kwara (1,084), Ebonyi (1,055), Katsina (965), Osun (940), Gombe (938). Abia (926), Borno (745), and Bauchi (744).