NCDC confirms 356 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll rises to 1,227

NCDC confirms 356 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll rises to 1,227

- Fears that Nigeria may have entered a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow

- Data released by the NCDC on Monday, December 21, shows that Nigeria recorded 356 new cases of COVID-19

- FCT tops the list of the cases with 79 while it was followed by Lagos which recorded 59

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Nigeria has recorded 356 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos state had 79 and 59 respectively.

The news broke on Monday, December 21, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle, @NCDCgov.

Kaduna state recorded 56 cases while it was followed by Katsina which has 37. Nasarawa state recorded 30 cases while Kano state also recorded 25 cases.

Legit.ng notes that with the new cases, the country’s total number of confirmed infections has now exceeded 78,000.

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NCDC confirms 356 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll rises to 1,227
NCDC has announced 356 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Photo credit: @NCDCgov
Source: Twitter

Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:

FCT-79

Lagos-59

Kaduna-56

Katsina-37

Nasarawa-30

Kano-25

Edo-18

Gombe-14

Kebbi-12

Akwa Ibom-7

Rivers-7

Sokoto-7

Abia-3

Ogun-1

Cross River -1

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president has blamed the federal government for the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in recent times.

Atiku blamed the government in a social media post titled: An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

He said the reason Nigeria took a harder than necessary hit during the first wave of the COVID-19 virus was that the Buhari administration failed to heed the warnings of well-meaning Nigerians, including himself, to shut down Nigerian borders once the virus became a pandemic.

In a related development, the federal government has restricted the number of persons that will be allowed in religious and festive gatherings with effect from Tuesday, December 22.

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The government's directive was announced on Monday, December 21, by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.

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