Despite recording 176 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s recovery rate remained at a significant high with 152 patients discharged on Saturday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement via its Twitter handle at 11:56pm on Saturday.
A total of 5,621 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), while Kogi and Cross River are yet to record any case.
Five deaths were recorded and the number of fatalities increased from 171 to 176, while recoveries increased from 1,320 to 1472.
The number of samples tested has also increased as the country moved from 48 samples tested on March 15, to a total of 32,942 samples tested, exactly two months after, on May 15.