Fears as Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections exceed 100,000
The total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria has now exceeded 100,000.
This is coming forty-five weeks after the country confirmed its index case of the deadly virus on February 27, 2020.
Nigeria recorded 1024 new cases of COVID-19 across 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for January 10, 2020.
Lagos alone accounted more than half of the new cases with 653 positive samples, followed by Plateau with 63 infections, and Benue with 48.
Eight persons were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, increasing the current fatality toll to 1,358.
Meanwhile, 613 patients — including 253 persons in Lagos — were discharged on Sunday, and the total number of recoveries has now surpassed 80,000.
The number of active cases currently stands at 18,699, with Lagos and FCT at the top of the list with 6,858 and 5,563 infections, respectively.
A total of 100,087 cases have now been confirmed across the country, but 80,030 patients have been discharged.
1024 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,358 deaths pic.twitter.com/PJ5jeyBoS7
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 10, 2021
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