The Nigerian Centers for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed eight new deaths from COVID-19, increasing the death toll from 1,294 to 1,302.

In its daily update for COVID-19, the agency said 576 new cases were confirmed on Saturday.

The worst is still Lagos, which has 277 new cases. The state is followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 90 cases, Oyo 51, Nasarawa 49, Sokoto 23, Anambra 14 and 11 cases each in Bauchi, Imo and Khan.

Edo 10, Plato 10, Ogun nine, Osun five, Jigawa three and Rijeka two remained.

With 31,107 infections, Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, followed by FCT 11,861; Kaduna 5,328 Hours; Plateau 4,905 and Oyo 3,994.

Nigeria currently has a total of 89,163 confirmed cases, but 74,798 patients have been discharged.

With the death toll rising to 1,302, the country currently has 13,072 active cases.

Globally over 1.8 million people died of COVID-19. On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for “emergency use”.

It is the first vaccine approved by the WHO for emergency use, and according to Pfizer and BioNTech, it is 90 percent effective.

The vaccine has also been approved in countries such as the UK, US, Malaysia and Switzerland.