The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has announced 553 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 9,855.
The Health Specialist Agency disclosed this in a late night tweet on Saturday.
NCDC said no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours under review.
Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 378 cases.
Till date, 9855 cases have been confirmed, 2856 discharged while the death toll raised to 273 after 12 new deaths were reported on Saturday.
The tweet reads, “553 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-378 FCT-52 Delta-23 Edo-22 Rivers-14 Ogun-13 Kaduna-12 Kano-9 Borno-7 Katsina-6 Jigawa-5 Oyo-5 Yobe-3 Plateau-3 Osun.
“1 9855 cases of #COVID19Nigeria Discharged: 2856 Deaths: 273”