Chidi Samuel| Nigeria on Saturday confirmed 59 new cases of the highly contagious coronavirus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in a statement via its verified Twitter handle late Saturday night said the new infections were recorded in eight states across the country with Kaduna recording 28 new infections, the highest for the day.
Other state that recorded new infections include, Rivers-9,
Ogun-8, Ondo-8, Kano-2, Niger-2, Kwara-1, and Plateau-1.
According to the health agency, Saturday’s infections brings to 63,790 the number of confirmed cases in the country, with 59,884 recoveries and 1,154 deaths.