- There are fears that Nigeria may have entered a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic
- The NCDC's latest data on COVID-19 shows the country recorded 930 cases on Wednesday, December 16, the highest daily figure since February
- So far, Nigeria has recorded 75,062 total confirmed cases of the deadly virus, 66,775 recoveries and 1,200 deaths
Nigeria’s daily count of coronavirus infections hit a new record high on Wednesday, December 16, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced nearly 1,000 cases confirmed across 22 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The federal health agency confirmed 930 new cases in its latest update which was released via its official Twitter handle, @NCDCgov.
The NCDC's data indicates that the latest figure is the highest number of infections recorded in a single-day count since the first case was confirmed in February.
Legit.ng notes that with the new cases, the country’s total number of confirmed infections has now exceeded 75,000.
The state by state breakdown shows Lagos on top with 279 new infections while FCT follows with 179. Plateau state takes the third spot with 62 infections.
While no new death was confirmed on Wednesday leaving the fatality toll at 1,200, the number of active cases has increased from 6,348 to 7,087 within one day.
Out of over 850,000 samples tested, 75,062 have been confirmed positive but 66,775 patients have recovered.
See the state by state breakdown below:
Lagos - 279
FCT - 179
Plateau - 62
Kaduna - 54
Kano - 52
Katsina - 52
Imo - 42
Jigawa - 42
Rivers - 38
Kwara - 30
Nasarawa - 19
Yobe - 15
Ogun - 13
Borno - 10
Oyo - 9
Niger - 9
Ebonyi - 6
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Bauchi - 6
Edo - 5
Taraba - 4
Sokoto - 2
Cross River - 2
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, said Nigerians should expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January 2021.
The minister stated this on Wednesday, December 16, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.
He said a technical working group in the Ministry of Health is already working on which vaccine will best suit Nigeria.
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