The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday confirmed 645 new cases of COVID-19 , bringing the total number of infections in the country to 151,553.

The health agency in its late night tweets also registered 18 COVID-19-related deaths, raising the total fatalities in Nigeria to 1,831.

Delta posted 12 of the deaths, raising its death toll to 64 followed by Lagos with 3 deaths as the total toll rised to 384.

While Kaduna,Kano and Abia recorded one death each.

The 645 new infections reported on Saturday were reported from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The agency said that Lagos State took the lead with 282 cases followed by Ogun with 72cases.

Other States with new infections are: FCT ,50, Kaduna -33, Osun-24, Imo- 23, Abia (21), Borno (18), Oyo (17), Edo (15), Nasarawa (15), Taraba (14), Ekiti (11), Ondo (11), Plateau (11), Kano (10), Rivers -7, Delta- 5, Bauchi-3 and Jigawa- 3 .

The NCDC also disclosed that 505 COVID-19 patients recovered from the ailment at the various isolation centres in the last 24 hours raising the total discharges to 128,005.

Among those discharged were 222 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with set guidelines.