Nigeria records 550 new COVID-19 cases, total exceeds 70000
As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded more than 500 new positive cases of the deadly virus in 16 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its daily update for Wednesday, December 9.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that 550 new cases on Tuesday.
According to the states breakdown, Lagos which recorded less than 100 cases on Monday, was top of the list with 219 new infections, followed by FCT with 168, and Kaduna with 52.
However, the recovery count has now increased to 65,000 with 163 patients discharged on Tuesday.
It was learnt that one person was confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications, increasing the toll to 1,182.
Out of 70,195 cases recorded across the 36 states and the FCT, 65,110 people have recovered, while the number of active infections has now increased from 3,517 to 3,903 within 24 hours.
FCT takes the lead with 1,170 active cases, followed by Lagos with 707, while Kaduna now has the third highest figure with 355 infections.
550 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,182 deaths pic.twitter.com/2PUj8fD1KM
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 8, 2020
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