Nigeria recorded 27 Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths and 964 new infections on Saturday.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) said via its verified website on Sunday that the new figures bring the country’s total infection toll to 195,052 and death tally at 2,522.
The 964 fresh cases reported on Saturday is an increase from the 444 cases posted on Friday.
The agency also noted that the country’s active Coronavirus cases stands at 10,026 with a total of 182,463 cases successfully treated and discharged after recovery as of Saturday September 4, 2021.
The NCDC said that 2,779,725 samples of the virus out of the nation’s 210 million population has been tested.
The health agency said that the 964 new infections were recorded 19 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with Lagos remaining the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 456; Ondo followed with 180, Edo had 66 cases, Rivers (62), Niger (26), Akwa Ibom (25), Ekiti (22), Kwara (22), Oyo (22), Kaduna (17), Delta (14), Benue (12), Gombe (9), Plateau (9), FCT (8), Jigawa (5), Ogun (4), Bayelsa and Nasarawa (2) each, and Bauchi (1).
Stating that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated at Level two continued to coordinate the national response activities, the NCDC noted that with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, Nigerians must all do their part to help minimise instances of exposure.
The agency stressed that every COVID-19 related death was a reminder of the damage COVID-19 could cause when it gets into the community.
While urging Nigerians to get vaccinated, it stressed that the COVID-19 was causing severe illness in people of all ages.
The centre therefore advised Nigerians to get vaccinated now to protect themselves, their friends and community from the virus.