Nigeria has recorded 779 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 24,077.
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control via a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections in the country since February 2020.
Lagos, the country’s epicentre for the virus, reported the highest number of cases on Saturday with 285, while Rivers state recorded 68 new cases and the FCT 60.
Other states with new cases include Edo (60), Enugu (56), Delta (47), Ebonyi (42), Oyo (41), Kaduna (19), Ogun (18), Ondo (16), Imo (12), Sokoto (11), Borno (9), Nasarawa (8), Abia (5), Gombe (5), Kebbi (5), Kano (4), Yobe (3), Ekiti (3), and Osun (2).
The total number of deaths recorded now stands at 558, while 8,625 patients have been successfully treated and discharged.