The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered additional 497 COVID-19 cases, adding to a recent surge in infections that is driven by the spread of the Delta variant in the country.
The NCDC made this known on its official website handle on Sunday morning.
The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections indicated a decrease from the 590 cases announced on Friday.
The COVID-19 cases have continued to rise across Africa, including Nigeria, signaling the third wave as the country confirmed the deadly Delta variants.
The NCDC said there were no additional COVID-19 related death on Saturday, keeping the death toll at 2,149 in total.
It stated that the 497 new cases were reported from 17 states and the FCT.
Lagos, according to the agency, reported 211 more cases and was followed by Akwa Ibom, Kwara and Osun States which had 80, 73 and 29 fresh infections, respectively.
“Cases reported for Edo state are for July 30 (12) and (2) for July 31, 2021.
“Zero cases reported from Sokoto and Kano States,” it said.
The NCDC said that 16 people have recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country on Saturday.
The public health agency said that till date, 164,994 recoveries have been recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities.
The NCDC said that the country’s active cases stood at over 6,777, with total of infections rising to 173,908, as of July 31.