Six states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The public health agency disclosed this on its official website on Sunday morning, while also reporting three additional COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday.

Imo recorded the highest number of new infections with 53 cases followed by Plateau, 30, the FCT, 10, Kano, 9, Kaduna, 8, Lagos, 3 and Rivers, 3.

The 116 new COVID-19 infections bring the number of confirmed cases to 212,627, with 204,249 patients recovered and discharged, according to the NCDC.

With three additional COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus stands at 2,905.

Nigeria currently has 5,497 active COVID-19 cases, while a total of 3,340,313 blood samples have been tested since the pandemic broke out in the country.

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