Nigeria records 1016 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths
The battle against COVID-19 seems to be getting tougher as Nigeria records more than 1,000 positive cases of the deadly virus in the last 24 hours with 11 people struck dead.
Deaths were recorded in five states and the federal capital territory, Abuja. The states, Kaduna and Delta posted three deaths each while Edo state recorded 2.
Abuja, Sokoto and Plateau posted one death each, to account for the highest number of deaths in a day.
Since 1 December when the death toll was 1176 and 102 people have died to send the fatalities to 1,278.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country recorded 1,016 new cases on Wednesday with Lagos recording its second highest since the pandemic broke out in February.
Lagos posted 434 new cases on Wednesday, 15 short of its highest figures of 459 it recorded on 18 December.
The 1,016 cases on Wednesday were higher than the 749 cases reported on Tuesday.
This took Nigeria’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 86,576, with 73,322 survivors discharged.
The active cases nationally totalled 11,976.
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja raked in 155 new cases on Wednesday, with Plateau, dropping to 94 cases from the 131 cases it posted the previous day.
New cases were reported in 20 States and the FCT.
States breakdown of the virus:
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