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Nigeria records highest single-day COVID-19 cases amid second wave

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Nigeria on Monday recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 cases since the first infection was reported in February 2019.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351.

Data on the agency’s website showed that Nigeria recorded its second-highest daily COVID-19 cases on December 18, 2020, with 1,145 people testing positive.

A breakdown of the data showed that 75,699 have recovered from COVID-19 in the country while 1,318 have died of the virus.

The agency said, “On the 4th of January 2021, 1204 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 91351 cases have been confirmed, 75699 cases have been discharged and 1318 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 1195 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (654), FCT (200), Plateau (60), Kaduna (54), Kano (40), Rivers (30), Edo (28), Nasarawa (25), Kebbi (19), Bauchi (18), Oyo (13), Akwa Ibom (12), Bayelsa(11), Ogun (11), Delta (9), Abia (8), Benue(5), Imo (3), Borno (2), Sokoto (1) and Osun (1).

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“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

 

Case summary as of January 5, 2021:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 31,975 4,712 27,013 250
FCT 12,283 4,585 7,594 104
Kaduna 5,501 558 4,890 53
Plateau 5,057 398 4,615 44
Oyo 4,048 591 3,405 52
Rivers 3,602 304 3,234 64
Edo 2,930 121 2,692 117
Ogun 2,563 231 2,298 34
Kano 2,364 318 1,978 68
Delta 1,897 108 1,737 52
Ondo 1,843 39 1,763 41
Katsina 1,636 180 1,429 27
Kwara 1,414 289 1,094 31
Enugu 1,382 13 1,348 21
Gombe 1,338 300 1,001 37
Ebonyi 1,097 -5 1,072 30
Bauchi 1,038 156 865 17
Abia 1,036 46 979 11
Osun 1,020 31 965 24
Nasarawa 923 585 325 13
Borno 798 24 738 36
Imo 769 35 722 12
Benue 537 57 469 11
Bayelsa 530 54 455 21
Akwa Ibom 449 51 389 9
Adamawa 424 161 238 25
Niger 417 84 320 13
Ekiti 415 14 395 6
Jigawa 407 28 368 11
Sokoto 381 63 298 20
Anambra 328 34 274 20
Taraba 217 23 187 7
Yobe 201 49 144 8
Kebbi 192 19 163 10
Cross River 169 157 12
Zamfara 112 25 82 5
Kogi 5 3 2
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