By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
The number of newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria dropped to 578 on Saturday from 1,074 recorded the previous day.
The latest daily statistics of infection rate obtained by THISDAY from the official website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that there were 576 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, January 2nd with eight deaths.
The NCDC report said till date, 89,163 cases have been confirmed, while 74,789 cases have been discharged and 1,302 deaths recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The report further indicated that 576 new cases were reported from 15 states — Lagos (277), FCT (90), Oyo (51), Nasarawa (49), Sokoto (23), Anambra (14), Bauchi (11), Imo (11), Kano (11), Edo (10), Plateau (10), Ogun (9), Osun (5), Jigawa (3) and Rivers.