The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 1,588 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
1,588 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,647 deaths pic.twitter.com/odpbIfC9ss
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) February 6, 2021
The development brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country to 139,242.
NCDC made the announcement Saturday night while giving the usual daily report on its Twitter handle.
The public health agency also confirmed 6 fatalities, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 1,647.