The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 1,883 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of infected people in the nation to 130,557.
The NCDC made this known via its verified twitter handle on Saturday.
The country has so far tested 1,270,523 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020.
The NCDC also confirmed one coronavirus-related death in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,578 in Nigeria.
NCDC noted that the 1,883 new COVID-19 infections occurred in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos State registered the highest number with 1,040 new COVID-19 cases.
The health agency said that 932 COVID-19 patients had recovered and discharged from various isolation centers across the country in the last 24 hours, from different isolation centres across the country.
The NCDC said that it had also launched a communications campaign tagged “Take Responsibility’’ under which it is encouraging people to be proactive in taking greater individual and collective responsibilities to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Breakdown of new covid-19 infections