BREAKING: Nigeria reports 438 new cases of COVID-19, with a total of 39,977; deaths now 856

On Saturday night, Nigeria recorded 438 new cases of COVID-19.

The Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC), which confirmed this on Twitter, said the new cases were reported in 23 states of the federation and in Abuja.

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He added that 11 people died from complications from the virus on Saturday.

Consequently, the number of COVID-19 deaths increased from 845 to 856.

In addition, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 39,977.

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Meanwhile, 16,948 patients were discharged from various isolation facilities across the country as of Saturday night.

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The breakdown of the figure by state revealed the following: Lagos (123), Kaduna (50), Rivers (40), Edo (37), Adamawa (25), Oyo (20), Nasarawa (16)), Osun (15) , Enugu (15), FCT (14), Ekiti (13), Ondo (13) and Ebonyi (11).

Others are – Katsina (10), Abia (9), Delta (8), Kwara (4), Ogun (3), Cross River (3), Kano (3), Bauchi (3), Yobe (2), Sokoto (1) and Niger (1).

The NCDC said: “39,977 # COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

"High: 16,948 and deaths: 856."

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