Nigeria records 176 new cases of COVID-19, total now 5,621


The total number of people with coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 5,621 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded another 176 cases on Saturday.

Oyo State witnessed a dramatic record, as 31 staff members of the same company were confirmed positive to the deadly virus in Ibadan, coming second on the NCDC list, after Lagos which recorded 95 new cases.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had earlier issued an emergency alert for people to go for test or report suspicious cases, while informing of the development in the company located in the South West area of Ibadan.

He said the organisation has been shut down and would be decontaminated.

The Oyo and Lagos cases were part of the figures released late on Saturday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle.

In the breakdown of NCDC figures, total cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria stood at 5,621 as of Saturday night, with 176 deaths, up from 171 on Friday, and 1,472 have been successfully treated and discharged.

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there were 11 new cases, while Niger and Borno states recorded eight new cases each.

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Jigawa, Kaduna and Anambra Sstates had six, four and three new cases respectively, while Edo, Rivers, Nasarawa and Bauchi states recorded two new cases each,

Benue and Zamfara states came last on the list with with one new case each.