On Saturday, Nigeria reported additional COVID-19 cases, with Lagos State leading the way in infections.
On Saturday, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 98 new cases but no deaths as the deadly virus raged throughout Africa in its third wave.
The NCDC made the announcement in a blog post on its official website.
According to the public health service, the 98 new cases indicate a reduction in infections from the 186 instances recorded from three states on Friday, with no deaths.
It went on to say that Lagos led the chat with 94 new instances, a decrease from the previous day’s 175 cases.
According to the agency, Ekiti and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) scored 3 and 1, respectively.
According to the report, there were no instances recorded from Rivers, Oyo, Sokoto, Kano, or Kaduna states on Saturday.
According to it, till date, 168,540 cases have been confirmed, 164, 431 discharged and 2,122 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT.
The public health agency said that the country tested over 2.3 million samples from its roughly 200-million population.
The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.
The agency disclosed that there are now over 1,800 active cases across the country.