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.


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.


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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