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    Nigeria’s CDC Confirms 1,139 New COVID-19 Cases In 18 States, FCT

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    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 1,139 new infections were confirmed on Thursday, as the country’s daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

    Giving an update on its efforts at containing the spread of the disease, the agency revealed in a Facebook post on Friday that the new cases were confirmed in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    They include Rivers – 420, Lagos – 324, Oyo – 81, Gombe – 47, Akwa Ibom – 41, Kaduna – 36, Niger – 36, Ondo – 35, and FCT – 29.

    Others are Delta – 18, Edo – 15, Ogun – 14, Kano – 12, Cross River – nine, Ekiti – eight, Kebbi – eight, Nasarawa – four, Enugu – one, and Jigawa – one.

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    Of the 41 cases reported in Akwa Ibom State, the NCDC stated that 12 cases were recorded on December 27, while 15 and 14 infections were logged on December 28 and 29.

    Similarly, there was a backlog of confirmed cases from Lagos State from December 17 to 29 (321), while 99 infections were recorded on December 30.

    Three states – Osun, Plateau, and Sokoto, recorded no new case.

    Data from the NCDC revealed that one more fatality was recorded on Thursday, raising the nation’s toll to 3,030.

    Since the country reported its first case in late February 2020, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 241,513 infections out of which 214,003 infected people have been discharged.

    The NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 3,823,309 samples while 24,480 cases are still active in various states and the FCT.

    See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

    States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
    Lagos 94,078 13,254 80,063 761
    FCT 27,133 3,046 23,853 234
    Rivers 14,770 1,040 13,576 154
    Kaduna 10,540 275 10,180 85
    Plateau 10,196 162 9,961 73
    Oyo 9,866 811 8,862 193
    Edo 7,490 549 6,660 281
    Ogun 5,708 206 5,421 81
    Delta 4,980 2,314 2,556 110
    Ondo 4,909 264 4,545 100
    Kano 4,702 188 4,391 123
    Akwa Ibom 4,528 135 4,349 44
    Kwara 4,228 455 3,709 64
    Osun 3,107 67 2,951 89
    Enugu 2,913 19 2,865 29
    Gombe 2,831 65 2,706 60
    Nasarawa 2,613 229 2,345 39
    Anambra 2,489 58 2,412 19
    Katsina 2,377 13 2,327 37
    Imo 2,310 254 1,999 57
    Abia 2,129 86 2,010 33
    Ebonyi 2,062 26 2,004 32
    Ekiti 1,912 129 1,755 28
    Benue 1,907 370 1,512 25
    Bauchi 1,857 43 1,791 23
    Borno 1,532 188 1,306 38
    Bayelsa 1,296 42 1,226 28
    Taraba 1,269 15 1,222 32
    Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
    Niger 1,113 95 998 20
    Sokoto 810 0 782 28
    Cross River 713 23 665 25
    Jigawa 628 9 602 17
    Yobe 502 3 490 9
    Kebbi 478 8 454 16
    Zamfara 375 12 354 9
    Kogi 5 0 3 2

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