NCDC registers 828 new cases in 13 states.

NCDC registers 828 new cases in 13 states.

On Saturday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 828 new COVID-19 infections in Rivers State, putting it in first place in the country.

Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state and the economic core of the Nigerian oil sector, recorded 188 infections out of the 828 reported by the agency on Saturday.

The NCDC announced this on Sunday via its official website, noting that the 188 cases from Rivers represented a 29-infection drop from the 217 infections reported on Friday.

Rivers, the country’s third-worst-affected state, had more instances than Lagos, the pandemic’s epicenter, which has a population of between 17.5 million and 21 million people as of 2020.


In Lagos State, there were 183 instances reported, down from 906 on Friday.

The 97 cases reported by Delta state on Saturday were a compilation of cases documented between December 7 and December 17, 2021, according to the NCDC.

The FCT (82 instances), Oyo (67), Edo (54), Ekiti (34), Plateau (34), Kano (27), Anambra (22), Kaduna (19), Enugu (12), Ogun (5), and Kwara (4) were among the states that documented cases.

It also reported that the 828 infections on Saturday raised Nigeria’s total to 223,483, with 211,522 people treated and released.

The number for Saturday showed a drop of 756 illnesses from Friday’s 1,584 cases.

As of Saturday, the country’s active cases totaled 8,977 across the country, according to the agency.

The centre also stated that no deaths were reported on Saturday, indicating that the country’s mortality rate remained at 2,984 as of Saturday.

Since the virus was reported on February 27, 2020, Nigeria has conducted 3,686,403 tests, according to the NCDC.

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