Lagos State, which is densely populated, is leading Nigeria’s COVID-19 outbreak, with 1,584 new illnesses reported on Friday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported on Saturday that out of 1,584 new infections reported on Friday, 906 cases were recorded in Lagos State, the country’s epicenter.
This represents a 307-infection increase over the 599 cases reported by the state on Thursday.
On Friday, the FCT and Rivers states reported 258 and 217 new illnesses, respectively.
Edo and Oyo states reported 85 and 50 cases.
Ondo (14), Bayelsa (12), Osun (10), Bauchi (9) and Kano (9) all had 16 cases (7).
The NCDC also claimed that the 1,584 COVID-19 cases on Friday raised Nigeria’s total to 222,655, with 211,373 people treated and released.
The number of cases on Friday was up 533 from the previous day’s 1,051 infections.
NCDC stated that it also recorded a COVID-19 death on Friday raising Nigeria’s mortality figure to the infection to 2,984.
It added that Nigeria had conducted 3,686,403 tests since the virus was announced on February 27, 2020.
According to World Health Organizations (WHO), Nigeria, from 3 January 2020 to 5:14pm CET, 17 December 2021, there have been 221,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,983 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 15 December 2021, a total of 12,214,538 vaccine doses have been administered.
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Nigeria crossed the 1,000 new daily infection milestone for the first time on Wednesday, with a total of 1,424 new cases since the third wave subsided.
In the most recent update, the country, however, had no pandemic-related deaths.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which announced the new infections on its Facebook page late Wednesday night, claimed they occurred in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The new infection statistic brings Nigeria’s total infection count to 220,020, the highest daily tally since the outbreak began a few days ago.
Credit: News Agency of Nigeria
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