COVID-19: Nigeria Records Six More Deaths As Cases Near 96,000

 COVID-19: Nigeria Records Six More Deaths As Cases Near 96,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed that COVID-19 death toll hit 1,330 on Thursday, January 7, 2021, after six more people battling the disease lost the fight.

The NCDC made the confirmation on Friday, January 8, 2021, in an early-morning tweet while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

It noted that the whole fatalities were reported in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

As the country slips into the second wave of infections following an initial relaxation of COVID-19 measures, 1,565 more cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Athough it is not the highest single-day figure to be recorded since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, it is only trailing the 1,664 tally reported in the previous day.

Just like Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Lagos has the highest number of fresh infections with 807 cases and was only followed by the FCT with 236 cases, as the places where figures exceeding 100 were reported.

Twenty-three other States, according to the NCDC which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in Nigeria, recorded new cases below 100.

The States include Kaduna with 79 new cases, Oyo with 57 new cases, Plateau with 47 new cases, Rivers with 37 new cases, Katsina with 35 new cases, Edo with 30 new cases, Sokoto with 30 new cases, Delta with 26 new cases, Kebbi with 23 new cases, Ondo with 20 new cases, Enugu with 18 new cases, Abia with 17 new cases, and Ogun with 17 new cases.

Others are Benue State with 16 new cases, Bayelsa State with 15 new cases, Bauchi State with 14 new cases, Niger State with 13 new cases, Kano State with 10 new cases, Borno State with six new cases, Imo State with five new cases, Ekiti State with four new cases, Osun State with two new cases, and Jigawa State with one new case.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 95,934 while those that have been successfully treated are 77,982.

As of 9:00am on Friday, the NCDC said a total of 1,004,915 have been collected and tested across the country.


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