The Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced that 1,588 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja were recorded in the last 24 hours.
By this development, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country is now 139,242.
It made this known on Saturday night while giving the usual daily report on its Twitter handle.
It also said that COVID-19 related deaths have risen to 1,647 in the country.
The report reads: 1,588 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;