In the last 24 hours in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, four people have died of COVID-19, as 617 new infections have been confirmed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control. The death toll for the four deaths rose to 1,194.The hot spots for the virus persist in Lagos, Kaduna and Abuja as Nigeria grapples with a second round of infections.On Saturday, the three centres, which have documented over 70% of COVID-19 infections since 1 December, came out on top again.According to data released by the Centre for Disease Control in Nigeria, 86 percent of the 617 new cases reported in 14 states and in Abuja accounted for three.With 225 cases, Lagos, where Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive, led.181 cases were provided by Abuja, while Kaduna registered 125 cases.Out of the 838,333 samples tested since February, when the first index case arrived from Italy, Nigeria has reported 72,757 infections to date.So far, 65,850 have been published as well.
“Our discharges today include 74 community recoveries in Lagos State and 44 community recoveries in Kaduna State managed in line with guidelines”, the NCDC said on Saturday.
After Friday’s record-setting infections, at least Saturday’s offered some relief.
Here is a breakdown of daily cases for Saturday: