NCDC confirms 239 new cases of COVID-19 as toll rises to 4151

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Nigeria on Saturday recorded 239 new cases of COVID-19.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed this in a post on its Twitter page.

This brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to 4151.

Lagos recorded the highest number of cases with 97 new infected persons followed by Bauchi State which recorded 44 new cases.

The tweet reads: "239 new cases of COVID-19; 97-Lagos, 44-Bauchi, 29-Kano, 19-Katsina, 17-Borno, 7-FCT, 6-Kwara, 5-Oyo,3-Kaduna,3-Sokoto, 2-Adamawa, 2-Kebbi, 2-Plateau, 2-Ogun, 1-Ekiti.

"4151 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 745; Deaths: 128."

According to NCDC, 239 people tested positive out of 1,180 samples collected.

Nigeria has 23,835 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day.

Meanwhile, The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases recorded worldwide surpassed four million on Saturday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.

There are now at least 4,001,437 cases of coronavirus around the world, with 277,127 deaths.

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