Nigeria, Feb. 7 -- Nigeria on Saturday confirmed 1,588 new COVID-19 cases across 20 of its states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos was top of the list with 535 new cases on Saturday, followed by Anambra with 218 and Oyo with 155.

With the new cases, the country's total number of confirmed cases stood at 139,242 Sunday morning, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

Nigeria also recorded six COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,588.

Nigeria's daily COVID-19 infections have averaged over 1,000 since the beginning of this year, indicating how fast the disease has spread compared to when the country recorded its first case of the virus in February last year.

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