Bayelsa State on Saturday recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19.
The Director of Public Health, Dr. Jones Stowe, disclosed this in statement Yenagoa, the state capital.
He said the new cases were announced on Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) during its daily update on the pandemic.
Stowe said: “As of Friday, we have 79 active cases in our isolation centres at the Niger-Delta University Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa, while 226 persons have so far been discharged.
“The state recorded a total of 21 deaths. We urge residents to always adhere to the Public Health Advisories to reduce transmission of the virus.
“All the new 21 positive cases are being reached and counselled for evacuation to isolation facilities.
“All their contacts are being listed and adequately followed up, including necessary environmental decontamination.”