- NCDC has announced 143 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
- The COVID-19 deaths have now risen to 1,165
- Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 70 while it was followed by Kaduna which recorded 25
Nigeria has recorded 143 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos and Kaduna states had 70 and 25 respectively.
Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on Friday, November 20, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) state recorded 22 cases while it was followed by Ogun state which has 11. Plateau state recorded 4 cases while Oyo state also recorded 4 cases.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
The NCDC said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 65,982.
A total number of 61,782 cases have been discharged while 1,165 deaths have been recorded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the NCDC dismissed claims that Nigeria could experience a spike in COVID-19 infections.
It was reported that Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, said the country has not experienced a spike in COVID-19 infections in the last two months.
In another report, the Kogi House of Assembly called on state and federal ministries of health to unravel the cause of the ‘strange disease’ which has killed 50 persons in Olamaboro local government area of the state.
The House made the call at a plenary sitting in Lokoja following the adoption of a motion on urgent public importance, raised by Honourable Anthony Ujah over the strange illness that claimed over 50 lives.
According to the lawmaker, the unknown disease comes with symptoms such as headache, red eyes, loss of appetite, inability to urinate or defecate, convulsion, and death.
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