NCDC confirms 796 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily count ever
Nigeria has recorded 796 new cases of deadly virus code-named COVID-19 in 15 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Friday, December 11.
The Friday figure is the highest daily count so far since the virus was first confirmed in Nigeria on February 27, 2020.
The last time the country recorded its previous highest count was on July 1 which is almost six months.
According to the breakdown by the NCDC, FCT recorded the most cases with 258 new infections, followed by Lagos with 248, and Kaduna with 117.
In spite of the breakthrough in vaccine production worldwide, the new daily record comes amid concerns of a second wave of infections, as predicted by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
However, despite the record number of cases, no new death was confirmed on Friday, leaving the fatality toll at 1,190.
Meanwhile, the daily count of recoveries increased slightly with 248 patients discharged on Friday, increasing the total to 65,722.
A total of 72,140 COVID-19 infections have now been confirmed across the country.
796 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,190 deaths pic.twitter.com/TXvJqfOut6
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 11, 2020
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