COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,145 New Cases, Highest Ever In One Day

 COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,145 New Cases, Highest Ever In One Day

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19.

The Thursday, December 17, 2020 figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March.

According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases; while 67,110 cases have been discharged, and 1201 deaths have been recorded across the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory.

The 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 States, including Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80), Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi (18), Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun (12), Oyo (12), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti (5), Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).

Earlier on Thursday, the Presidential Task Force officially declared a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country; adding that it will begin to review the further reopening of the nation’s economy.

TINU

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