NCDC records 35 new COVID-19 cases

The 35 cases are from six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Test tubes used for coronavirus tests at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja [Twitter/@nighealthwatch]

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday.

It said the 35 cases were from six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The health agency said out of the 35 cases, Lagos recorded nine, Kano - 8, Yobe - 7, Rivers - 4, Akwa Ibom - 3, FCT - 2 and Katsina - 1.

It said that there were now 165,979 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 156,468 discharged and 2,067 deaths as at May 22.

The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The agency said that it had tested over two million people since the beginning of the pandemic on February 27, 2020.

It added that there were over 7,000 active cases in the country.

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