Rivers State Records 163 New Cases Of COVID-19 As 14 More Die Nationwide

 Rivers State Records 163 New Cases Of COVID-19 As 14 More Die Nationwide

Rivers State has reported 163 new cases of the Coronavirus, even as 14 more persons were confirmed dead across the country.

Channels TV reports that Rivers’ tally made it the second most-prolific virus State on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, just behind Lagos State, the country’s epicentre of the global pandemic.

In an early-morning tweet on Thursday, January 21, 2021, the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control said 22 States across the country reported a total of new 1,386 cases on Wednesday.

To date, Nigeria has recorded 114,691 cases of the virus, with 92,336 cases discharged and 1478 deaths.

The breakdown of the virus distribution by States showed that Lagos State recorded 476 new cases ahead of Rivers’ 163.

Other regions with new cases include the FCT (116), Kaduna State (114), Oyo State (68), Plateau State (62), Ogun State (56), Imo State (55), Osun State (55), Edo State (51), Anambra State (50), Kwara State (44), Kano State (17), Ebonyi State (14), Cross River State (10), Delta State (10), Jigawa State (8), Bayelsa State (6), Ekiti State (6), Borno State (2), Taraba State (2), and Zamfara State (1).

Meanwhile, the NCDC noted that its Wednesday discharges “includes 626 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.”

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